The Secret Agent
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In this adaptation of the novel by Joseph Conrad, Mr. Verloc (Bob Hoskins) runs a shabby corner shop in London that serves as a front for his more profitable sideline, selling pornography. However, selling sex photos is not Verloc's main order of business; he is a member of an anarchist organization, and he holds meetings in his apartment where he and his fellows plot the violent overthrow of the government. Verloc does not actually share the beliefs of his fellows -- he is in fact a double agent working with the Russians to sabotage the actions of revolutionary exiles while passing… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Drab and inept version of the great 1907 novel by Joseph Conrad on terrorism."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A nostalgic sleepy and literate period piece spy drama that periodically captures your attention when least expected. Not as stimulating as one could imagine but nevertheless credible"
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
"An underrated historical thriller... watch for Robin Williams in a very creepy cameo."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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