The Russia House
The Russia House (1990)

"Barley" Scott Blair (Sean Connery) is an alcoholic book editor from a bargain-basement publishing house in Great Britain who'd rather be drinking in Lisbon than attending a book dealers' show in Russia. So he's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Smart and glossy, but it has too many sluggish moments to maintain its few high points.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Generally effective spy thriller with interesting cast

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sean Connery gives one of the best performances of his long career.

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Red Lats
Although I liked Connery and Pfeiffer's acting, I found that actually understanding the significance of the notebooks and what happens with them was… More
xGary Xx
A cold war thriller cum romance that's all talk and no action. Very, very boring.
Kevin M. Williams
Uneven yet taut thriller as a Brit publisher/ bon vivant gets drawn into the spy game with, duh, a beautiful woman. Connery and Pfeiffer manage to sell this… More
John Ballantine
Acceptable thriller with perpetually old Sean Connery proposing mature love to Michelle Pfeiffer. Perhaps no chemistry is needed..for there is none. This type… More
Wahida K
He took a chance because he had nothing to lose, she took a chance because she had everything to gain.
Alec Barniskis
As one of the last cold war thrillers to actually be made during that era its a fitting finale, pointing out the nonsense of the whole affair and placing… More