Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A real movie, rich and atmospheric, savoring its disreputable characters and their human weaknesses.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In a world full of off the rack thrillers, it's fine boutique quality.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A fast, funny film that goes down like a cyanide-spiked piña colada.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Forget the end and there is much to enjoy here.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Many spy capers lose their intended irony and wry black humor, but The Tailor of Panama stays stylishly on target in ways that would put a heat-seeking missile to shame.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The show belongs to Geoffrey Rush in a note-perfect performance as Harry Pendel, the tailor.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The script gets so silly, the Monty Python troupe would reject it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Anyone expecting a flashy Bond-style fantasy is going to be disappointed.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Only Le Carre fans with tin ears and clouded eyes will fail to note the film's sour tone, crude performances and drab look.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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