The Tailor of Panama

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ruthless, seductive British spy Andy Osnard (Brosnan) may have been banished to Panama, but he's got a secret weapon -- Harry Pendel (Rush), a Cockney ex-con who has reinvented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of the country. Harry is famous for his storytelling as wellRuthless, seductive British spy Andy Osnard (Brosnan) may have been banished to Panama, but he's got a secret weapon -- Harry Pendel (Rush), a Cockney ex-con who has reinvented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of the country. Harry is famous for his storytelling as well as his suits, but this time Harry's yarn will give the arrogant Osnard his comeuppance. (Sony Pictures) Expand

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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. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    80
    Classy, articulate and richly humorous.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie.
  5. 70
    The show belongs to Geoffrey Rush in a note-perfect performance as Harry Pendel, the tailor.
  6. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    63
    If The Tailor of Panama doesn't quite gel, the attempt is still worth savoring.
  7. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    20
    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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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.

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