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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
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  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    It's a treat to encounter the deadpan light-handedness with which Mamet goes about his business.
  2. The Spanish Prisoner is the smoothest and most convincing of Mamet's elaborate charades and features intriguing performances by Steve Martin and Campbell Scott.
  3. 50
    The picture is moderately diverting. But it's never much fun.