Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Energetic and inventive, it's a satirical, smart, grown-up thriller.
  2. 88
    A real movie, rich and atmospheric, savoring its disreputable characters and their human weaknesses.
  3. Like a Bach toccata or a frosty drink on a sunlit veranda, a first-class movie spy thriller can offer one of life's cooler, more elegant treats. The Tailor of Panama fits that category.
  4. 88
    Brosnan turns his typical talent on its head. So does director Boorman, who forsakes his usual tingling virtuosity.
  5. In a world full of off the rack thrillers, it's fine boutique quality.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. JJG
    May 11, 2006
    9
    Lots of fun in an evil, devilish, and absolutely delicious way. Brosnan and Rush are both wonderful.
  2. EricS.
    Apr 2, 2001
    0
    I didn't find one redeeming quality about this movie.