Topaz Reviews

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May 13, 2020
Whatever doubts there may be about what drew Hitchcock to the novel by Leon Uris, there is no doubt at all that he enjoyed enormously the rearrangement of it to suit himself.
January 16, 2020
Hitchcock's Topza, despite Maurice Jarre's score and that lumbering Leon Uris bestseller behind it, may not be of vintage quality but it's his best film since Psycho, and gets him splendidly into the seventies.
September 16, 2019
'60s Hitchcock spy movie has constant peril, violence.
October 3, 2018
Pretty good entertainment with a number of standout scenes involving either Roscoe Lee Browne or Michel (always good) Piccoli.
May 9, 2018
Hitchcock's most 'realistic' spy film has turned out to be one of his most stealthily abstract.
March 14, 2018
Good, but a bit grim, and when not that, a bit glossy ...
October 11, 2015
Few directors are capable of this kind of structural experimentation so late in their careers, and Hitchcock deserves much credit for his audacity.
October 11, 2015
It is a technically accomplished film, and its narrative is robust and complex, even if its destination is ultimately of no great significance.
March 7, 2013
One of Hitchcock's weaker films, this Cold War espionage tale lacks tension and suspense but it bears some artistic merits, including color scheme.
December 20, 2011
It is a technically accomplished film, and its narrative is robust and complex, even if its destination is ultimately of no great significance.
March 26, 2009
Topaz tends to move more solidly and less infectiously than many of Alfred Hitchcock's best remembered pix. Yet Hitchcock brings in a full quota of twists and tingling moments.
October 5, 2006
Not Hitchcock's best work, but Hitchcock nevertheless.
February 18, 2005
October 16, 2004
Rather tedious Hitchcock, but still heads above most suspensers.
September 2, 2004
August 15, 2004
August 2, 2004
Not Alfred Hitchcock at his best.
June 12, 2004
January 29, 2004
July 8, 2003
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