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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The show belongs to Geoffrey Rush in a note-perfect performance as Harry Pendel, the tailor. show more

  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Anyone expecting a flashy Bond-style fantasy is going to be disappointed. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Only Le Carre fans with tin ears and clouded eyes will fail to note the film's sour tone, crude performances and drab look. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Forget the end and there is much to enjoy here. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The script gets so silly, the Monty Python troupe would reject it. show more

  • 79
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A fast, funny film that goes down like a cyanide-spiked piña colada. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A real movie, rich and atmospheric, savoring its disreputable characters and their human weaknesses. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Brosnan turns his typical talent on its head. So does director Boorman, who forsakes his usual tingling virtuosity. show more

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