In this movie a prediction about the Iraq war was made (in the 70's). Now that's "Spooky"
Well paced and directed. The idea of a smart spy who doesn't think of himself as a spy is quite clever and then how he goes about finding answers. I read this book as a fourteen year old and loved it, the film does it great justice.
A well constructed if slightly baffling political thriller that pits CIA researcher Joe Turner (Robert Redford) against unknown assailants. To avoid being snared, Joe randomly selects and kidnaps a total stranger who also happens to be stunning. She’s Kathy Hale (Faye Dunaway) and their eventual sexual liaison and her trust of him stretches believability. Likewise is “bookish” Turner’s awesome telephone tapping skills and growing confidence in his sleuthing. Icy assassin Max von Sydow as Joubert is at his sinister best generating generous doses of coolly calculated suspense. The film might be confirmation that these kinds of CIA conspiracies really do exist, but I think it’s just an entertaining fantasy, much better than James Bond silliness.
Excellent. Story line very good and Robert Redford as always excellent. Keeps going from the first scene to the last, no boring bits.
For those who want to indulge in a nostalgic trip and watch old spy movies, this is an excellent choice. Watching Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway is an added bonus.
We have now watched this movie 3 times oaver the years and think that it is as axciting as ever! Even though made in the late 70's (??) it has barely aged at all. Not to be missed indeed!
Gripping, thought the end a bit unsatisfying.
It is as actual as if filmed yesterday. A great political thriller very well acted.
A classic 1970's spy drama in the same genre as 'Bullitt" and "All the President's Men". Robert Redford at his peak (good looks and good scripts) is "cool under fire". Why don't they make movies like this anymore? If you like a bit of intrigue and a movie which asks you to "think along with the plot development" then you'll like this one.
It is some time since I have watched this film, and find it stunning that the storyline, other than the incredibly unrealistic relationship between Redford & Dunaway, was so prophetic. Who would have thought that the US would invade a country due to its natural reserves?
A thriller which comfortably holds attention. I could see it again in a couple of years and still enjoy it.
Easy entertainment, despite inplausible relationship developing between Dunaway and Redford. Very dated but still vaguely watchable.
Been several years since I last watched it, still stackes up well. Worth renting. Redford gives a good performance here.
A bit dated now but of its genre a goodie. The young Robert Redford is gorgeous and the story line, though obvious, keeps interest alive.