Page Eight
Page Eight (2011)

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… More

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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Thomson
The New Republic

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.

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Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Matt Roush
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.

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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe

I felt stuck on the outside, while the characters went through their paces secretly understanding everything that was at stake.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable yet disappointing contemporary thriller.

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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times

It's the right cast in the right setting but with a wrongfully righteous script.

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Maureen Ryan
Huffington Post

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.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
TV spy drama with a great set of A-list actors but with wooden acting from the protagonist and poor dialogue all around, yet the story becomes quite enticing an… More
Josh Morris
Page Eight is a disappointing talky, thriller that is still worth the time of any intelligent film goer who laments that complex films about ideas are not in… More
Cynthia S.
Rather dull. Slow...good cast, though.
Emile Tremblay
I don't think David Hare knows how to treat as a director the gravity and the seriousness of his own words as a screenwriter. Having done tremendous other… More
Jim Hunter
A MI5 agent uncovers a conspiracy that goes to Downing Street and may have caused the death of his best friend/boss. If you've seen the British version of… More
Walter M.
"Page Eight" opens with Johnny Worricker(Bill Nighy) coming to the rescue of Nancy(Rachel Weisz), his hitherto unknown next door neighbor, when she… More