The Assassination Bureau
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The Assassination Bureau is loosely based on a turn-of-the-century yarn written by Jack London. Nellie Bly-style girl reporter Sonya Winter (Diana Rigg) tries to get the goods on shady businessman Ivan Dragomiloff (Oliver Reed). Ivan is in charge of a wide-reaching organization which, for a price, assassinates those who "need killing." As a challenge, Sonya offers to pay Ivan a huge sum if he'll instruct his minions to assassinate him; Ivan agrees, hoping that it will put a little kick in his work. Despite his profession, Ivan isn't the villain of the piece; that honor goes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Entire cast play their respective roles broadly and each gives a good account of himself."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Amusing, but with those stars it ought to be better than it is."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"None too witty black comedy."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A cinematic curio, but also a delightful souvenir of the 60s."
‑ , Film4
"It's never as funny as it looks, but it's a pleasant enough ride if you like your companions."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
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