The Falcon and the Snowman
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John Schlesinger directed this fact-based drama - adapted from Robert Lindsay's bestseller of the same title -- about two Californians, friends since boyhood, who are caught selling government secrets to the Soviet Union. Christopher Boyce (Timothy Hutton) is an all-American boy, studying for the priesthood in a seminary. But Boyce decides to drop out of school, and with the help of his father (Pat Hingle), a FBI agent, he gets a job working for the CIA in a message-routing center. While reading the messages, Boyce is shocked to learn that the CIA is involved in fixing Australian… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though Penn and Hutton perform admirably, the film fails to be interesting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A smart, nuanced spy thriller that's all about the gray areas."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"An exercise in vagueness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Fresh and invigorating political thriller."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"intriguing but a bit dry"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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