Tailor of Panama, The

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush

Directed by: John Boorman

Produced by: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributed by: Columbia, Sony

Genre: drama

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Review by Xibo Date seen: April 7, 2001
Viewing Location: Secaucus, NJ Grade: D+
Summary: Snore!
This is a boring, drawn out, almost plotless, draggy, loggy, dreary, dull, uninteresting little picture about a tailor (Rush) who gets involved with a spy (Brosnan) and the two concoct a story about a new secret rebellion party in Panama, and it all gets out of hand as times go on, but you can't really care, because halfway through the film you've fallen asleep.

John Boorman? Boor-ing! 

Review by Parallel Date seen: May 13, 2001
Viewing Location: Downers Grove, IL Grade: B
Summary: Just what does 007 do before retirement?
Any spy movie with Brosnan in it is going to draw comparison to the James Bond franchise. Brosnan plays a nearly-washed-up British secret agent that (even more clearly than in the Bond movies) does what he does to gratify and enrich himself. A synergy develops between Brosnan's "Andy Osnard" and Geoffrey Rush's "Harry Pendel," perhaps better described as a positive feedback loop, spiraling out of control to where Panama is almost invaded yet again by the Yanquis. (Speaking of Rush--did James Woods turn down this part?) Jamie Lee Curtis does a wonderful job playing Harry's wife Louisa. Maybe I'm a sap for it, but the love shown between Harry and Louisa definitely make this a movie worth seeing with someone. 

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