The MacKintosh Man
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John Huston directed this cold war spy thriller (from a script by Walter Hill) concerning a British agent trying infiltrate the organization of a nefarious communist spy. Paul Newman is Joseph Reardon, a British secret agent commissioned by Mackintosh (Harry Andrews) to impersonate a jewel thief. When the police are tipped off about his diamond robbery, Reardon is arrested and shipped off to a high-security prison. At the prison, he meets a convicted Russian spy and the two are involved in a prison break, arranged by a mysterious group called the Scarperers. After the successful breakout,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's a whole lot of nothing going on here."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie is irritating in its refusal to make things clear; if spy movies are going to work like clockwork, they have to be put together with some care."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Actioner starring Paul Newman is worth seeing, but marginally."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Reasonably entertaining old-fashioned thriller."
‑ , Time Out
"This is by no means a bad film, but it should have been better considering the names involved."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This film never risks being realistic or even comprehensible, but it will pass a Sunday afternoon quite pleasantly."
‑ , Film4
"The screenplay by Walter Hill... has very little to do with character and motivation and everything to do with the incidents and the mechanics of the spy trade."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"For the most part the film is standard fare, with plot discrepancies countered by the film's atmosphere and star appeal."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
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