Our Man in Havana
Our Man in Havana (1959)

Graham Greene wrote this witty comedy inspired by Cold War paranoia. Jim Wormald (Alec Guiness) is an Englishman selling vacuum cleaners in Cuba on the cusp of the revolution. Hawthorne (Noel Coward), a British intelligence agent, is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 3, 2009
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TIME Magazine

The mixture of mayhem and heehaw is particularly tricky to handle, and not even the sure hand of Director Reed has always achieved a smooth blend.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

For those who regard Alec Guinness as the niftiest little con man on the screen, we will guarantee Our Man in Havana to be a source of immeasurable fun.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

So much potential in casting, script etc... but the translation from the book didn't quite make sense on screen.

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Variety Staff

Polished, diverting entertainment, brilliant in its comedy but falling apart towards the end when undertones of drama, tragedy and message crop up.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Guinness is in above-average form, and Ernie Kovacs is wonderful as the callous but charming government official with a soft spot for Guinness's daughter.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

At once very much of its time and surprisingly modern and relevant to today.

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Time Out

A real 'winds of change' film, with traditional values crumbling in the heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Guinness is wonderful.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

As hilarious as it is absurd, this droll comedy about spies in Cuba stars the prodigiously talented Guinness.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a dryly witty satire of the spy game.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This is from the Martini Movie Collection, There are a number of movies I never heard of in this collection. this one called Our Man in Havana. Its hard to… More
Sarah Gaish
Pretty good. Once again Carol Reed directs well.
Anthony Lawrie
A wry comedy and film noir classic. Carol Reed's direction is, as ever, beautiful and the performances are subtle but brilliant. Graham Greene's style… More
Doctor Strangeblog
If you're familiar with Alec Guinness' other 1950s comedies, 'Our Man in Havana' fits in nicely among them with its unhurried pace and dry… More
Ross Collins
Alec Guinness plays the hapless secret agent in a tale of secret service blunders and ministers who can't lose face that still rings true today. Superbly… More