|Columbia Pictures | Release Date: March 30, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Forget the end and there is much to enjoy here.
Overall, it's a hand-tailored job in a marketplace filled with off-the-rack movies.
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.
If The Tailor of Panama doesn't quite gel, the attempt is still worth savoring.
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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