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Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth. Set in London and Cambridge, PAGE EIGHT is a contemporary spy film for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bill Nighy is the hushed engine of the film, just as Rachel Weisz is asked to be the emblem of a vein of decency and commitment that is worth defending."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"Even though there may be a fleeting moment when you feel an urge to slap Mr. Nighy and yell: "Perk up," in truth he can do no wrong here."
‑ Nancy DeWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal
"A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence."
‑ Matt Roush, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Page Eight is a lean political thriller that is as enthralling as it is intelligent."
‑ , This is London
"I felt stuck on the outside, while the characters went through their paces secretly understanding everything that was at stake."
‑ Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
"The post-Cold War evolution of MI5 is a potentially juicy subject, but while Hare lines up the elements, he fails to take the story anyplace especially revelatory or combustible."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"...a passable yet disappointing contemporary thriller."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's the right cast in the right setting but with a wrongfully righteous script."
‑ Alessandra Stanley, New York Times
"I'd happily watch this cast read the phone book, but fortunately the script by David Hare (who also directed) is intelligent, engaging and generally makes good use of this singular cast's talents."
‑ Maureen Ryan, Huffington Post
"Exceptional acting and a smart script add spice to what's otherwise a fairly low-key political thriller that feels somewhat dated in its subject matter."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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