The Tailor of Panama
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Harry Pendel, a Cockney ex-con who has reinvented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of Panama, is famous for his storytelling as well as his suits-but this time, his tales carry lethal repercussions. Preyed upon by ruthless, seductive British spy Osnard, Harry spins a yarn that inadvertently sets off a series of events to destroy everything he values most in his life.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Boorman has crafted a witty, classy and richly enjoyable morality play, which skewers the mercenary self-interest behind Anglo-American imperialism almost as an afterthought."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A literate and entertaining comic thriller."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Not a great movie -- for adults only."
‑ Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
"It doesn't feel like a normal espionage thriller; it feels much, much better."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"No es una película fácil ni para aquellos con estómago débil, debido a su explícito contenido sexual, su fuerte carga inmoral, su lenguaje y algunas escenas de violencia."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"If you think the spy-thriller genre has been streamlined and spoofed and subverted until nothing new can be done to it, think again."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A wise, vivid, thoughtfully textured film."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Funny, frisky and always on the right side of plausible. Mission accomplished."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"A broad, ribald circus flagrantly in love with the English language, The Tailor bustles with swaggering, jubilant showmanship."
‑ Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
"A curiously flat and unthrilling thriller."
‑ Gary Susman, Boston Phoenix
"Seems diligently assembled."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"[Boorman] manages to strike exactly the right tone, which is somewhere between irony and amused incredulity."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"I had forgotten that thrillers could possibly be this much fun and rippingly intelligent at the same time."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Like "Three Kings," "The Tailor of Panama" is a political satire that emerged from the studio system with its fangs intact."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"A movie for people who don't mind having their expectations played with, and who prefer wordplay over gunplay."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
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