The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Seven-time Oscar nominee Richard Burton leads this adaptation of John le Carré's classic novel as a spy who refuses to return from the Cold War, choosing instead to face another mission... which may prove to be one too many.

1965Rating: PG, Low level violence112 minsUK
DramaThrillerWarClassic
Director:
Martin Ritt ('Hud', 'Norma Rae', 'Cross Creek')
Writer:
Paul DehnGuy Trosper
Cast:
Richard BurtonClaire BloomOskar WernerSam Wanamaker

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Many of the film's best lines are pressed through Burton's perpetual fatigue, like "If ever I have to break your neck, I promise to do it with a minimum of force," or "She offered me free love. At the time, that was all I could afford."

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is still a fabulous, distinctive movie that revels in the precision and density of conversation as warfare.

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