John Madden directs Colin Firth, Kelly McDonanld and Matthew Macfadyen in this WWII espionage thriller where MI5 try to float misleading documents to the Nazis using the corpse of a homeless man.
A drab, unfocussed little movie. Muddles through a staid romantic triangle that goes nowhere when what you really want is more old school spy craft. An inherent problem in turning this cute little wartime footnote into a two hour narrative is once the body is in motion there’s absolutely nothing for the ensemble we’ve invested in to do but wait by the telegram machine. Snore.
Perfect Double Bill: Carve Her Name With Pride (1958)
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