The Human Factor
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This routine espionage drama is based on a novel by Graham Greene about a low-level British informant who is caught in a trap. Castle (Nicol Williamson) has a desk job in British intelligence. Around him are heavyweights like Col. Daintry (Richard Attenborough), Sir John Hargreaves (Richard Vernon), and Percival (Robert Morley) who will cold-bloodedly stop at nothing to do their jobs as they see fit. And Castle certainly is a nobody compared to them. One day when a friend of his in Africa needs some help, Castle is conned into supplying the Eastern block countries with info on demand. No one… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"This rigorous, compelling, radically stylized film represents the end point in a line of development that Otto Preminger had been pursuing since the late 60s."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"An OK revenge thriller that's helped immensely by George Kennedy's sympathetic lead performance. However, there's too much talk and not enough action."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Director Preminger was handed his first project in five years, a great cast, and good material (based on a Graham Greene novel), and he came up with this anemic little thriller."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film is a triumph of missed opportunities, miscasting and misdirection, excused, if at all, by the fact that money ran out and Otto had to hock some paintings to finish it."
‑ , Film4
"A pointless film that valued computers more than it does people."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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