The Tailor of Panama

2001

Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller

28
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 25334

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Daniel Radcliffe as Mark Pendel
Jamie Lee Curtis as Louisa Pendel
Pierce Brosnan as Andrew 'Andy' Osnard
Geoffrey Rush as Harold 'Harry' Pendel
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by joepmailbox-imdb 9 / 10

Saw It Then, Like It Then and Again

I liked Tailor when it came out and I liked it at home in 2016. For those who find it problematic, please note that it's "based" on a John Le Carre novel. His novels are cynical. But why write more than this? I guess that's why I don't submit simple like-or-dislike reviews to IMDb. Back in 2002 several reviewers, probably seeing the 10-line requirement, got rolling and over and over again told readers what the plot was, who the main characters were, how the characters filled out the plot, how wonderfully ironic the movie was, and finally how much they either liked or disliked the movie. I read about a half dozen of those reviews and now know what the reviewers saw and thought of the movie. Voila. I also know now why the reviews are so like one another except in the fine points of liking or disliking. Why in heaven's name does IMDb insist on reviews stuffed with plot lines and character descriptions in one review after another after another? Also, some review readers and movie viewers may very well find such long-winded reviews to be spoilers because of all the detail reviewers have inserted. Oh yes, and Tailor was very atmospheric.

Reviewed by jrbarrows 1 / 10

Didn't realize LeCarre wrote comics

I can only guess (ha!) that LeCarre' had nothing to do with this film. It's a cartoon. Funny, but horribly directed. LeCarre' should sue, or at least remove his name from anywhere in the "credits". The overacting is a stitch! Especially the U.S. general in charge of the invasion. Yeah, I have to admit it's a great job of turning a serious book into a farce, if that was the intention. But it it wasn't intentional, then it's just a farcical piece of film drivel. Making fun of LeCarre' is just plane rude, insensitive, and insulting. Even though I rated a 1 out of 10, I do have to admit it made me laugh. I just have to pretend that I never read a LeCarre' novel, and don't admire him for being the best (serious) spy genre novelist of all time.

Reviewed by Robert J. Maxwell 6 / 10

Don't Make Stuff Up.

This is a serious movie about spying and the American takeover of Panama in 1989. According to this film, it was all a big mistake based on data fabricated by Geoffrey Rush, a tailor in Panama who is mistakenly singled out as an information source of importance. He and his fellow conspirator, Peirce Brosnan, feed a lot of fake humintel to Britain and America while asking for lots of money for their secret "investigations."

It's a bit complicated. A Marine Corps general practically drools on the table when he describes God as finally giving them another crack at Panama. "There's a missing star on the American flag." It has its comedic moments but they're embedded in a narrative with sober overtones. People commit suicide. And invasion takes place for no justifiable reason. Historically, of course, there was plenty of good reason to overthrow Noriega -- we didn't like him. That's enough of a reason.

Brosnan is quite good as the rather slimy British visitor, and Geoffrey Rush is fine as the poor tailor who is driven half mad by unexpected developments in what at first seemed like a simple scam. Perhaps the best performance, somewhat surprisingly, is from Jamie Lee Curtis as Rush's suspicious wife. She puts a lot into the role and delivers.

I think I prefer Carol Reed's earlier version of Le Carré's story. It wasn't as splashy and it was in black and white, but Guiness as the harried vacuum cleaner shop owner is funnier. The notion of describing a secret weapon that occupies an entire mountain and looks like it's made of vacuum cleaner parts is funnier. Maureen O'Hara as the assistant sent down from Britain is much prettier than Brosnan. And Noel Coward as the espionage overseer -- constantly followed by a parade of young boys playing the same cheerful Latin song -- is a delight.

But this version isn't to be dismissed. If it's less amusing, it's also more tense, and the tension hold up all the way through the complexities of the plot.

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