The Quiller Memorandum
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

This spy saga differs from the usual Bond-styled fare that was popular at the time. There are plenty of gadgets but the hero Quiller (George Segal) never once uses a gun. Quiller is called on by his superior Pol (Alec Guinness) to… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Variety Staff

It relies on a straight narrative storyline, simple but holding, literate dialog and well-drawn characters.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Daft, dated and outright confusing most of the time, but it undeniably fun.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A great cast makes the most of this thin spy story.

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Time Out

Although the whole thing is ill-served by Michael Anderson's direction, it remains perversely likeable precisely because it is rather long-winded and enigmatic.

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Chuck O'Leary

Much underrated...One of the best spy thrillers of the 1960s.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Pinter's spare screenplay gives George Segal some funny lines, but the fact that Segal doesn't engage in the usual Bondsmanship is welcome relief for audiences bored with one fantastic exploit after another and yearning for a more human look at spying.

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Jim Hall

A great cast put to poor use in an espionage film so determined to avoid spy movie cliches that it fails to remember what makes them enjoyable in the first place.

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