Torn Curtain
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A double agent has to contend with enemies on both sides of the political fence as well as the woman he loves in this thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Prof. Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) is an gifted American physicist who, at the height of the Cold War, decides to defect to East Germany. To his surprise, his fiancťe, fellow scientist Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews) follows him, and she soon discovers Armstrong is no traitor, but acting as a secret undercover agent. As Armstrong attempts to ingratiate himself with political and scientific factions in East Germany, Gromek (Wolfgang… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

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"Alfred Hitchcock's 1966 spy thriller has one of the lowest reputations of his late works. Coming after a masterpiece like Marnie, it almost had to be a disappointment. But Hitchcock was incapable of making an uninteresting film."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"In these times, with James Bonds cutting capers and pallid spies coming in out of the cold, Mr. Hitchcock will have to give us something a good bit brighter to keep us amused."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Dull and way too long, Torn Curtain is only memorable for one very shocking and brutal scene."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Torn Curtain is not a total disaster."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Taut, violent, but only average Hitch"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Hitchcock freshens up his bag of tricks in a good potpourri which becomes a bit stale through a noticeable lack of zip and pacing."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Hitchcock's 50th feature is one of his weakest, but it's worth seeing for the place it occupies in the master's career, his attempt to come to terms with the new movie market, genres, and tastes."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A strangely muted, dull effort, though still worthy of attention."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Can be viewed as a vastly underrated work."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Second tier Hitch, but watchable."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An above-average quota of glaringly shaky process work; but at least one classic sequence of protracted violence in a farmhouse kitchen."
‑ , Time Out
"While there are some undeniably tense moments, this is Hitchcock on autopilot, and quite unrewarding."
‑ , Film4
"Hitchcock's fiftieth film retains Marnie's super-fake process shots and soundstage sets, but renders them in near-abstract minimalism, creating a world of utter sterility."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"One of Mr. Hitchcock's most underrated efforts."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Hitchcock misses the mark in this latter-day spy thriller. Not one of his best."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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