Wrong Is Right
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Based on Charles McCarry's 1979 novel The Better Angels, Wrong is Right is set in a near future in which violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths (a significantly bigger stretch in 1982, when the film was released.) Star Sean Connery plays Patrick Hale, a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders. As the film opens, he has ventured to the Arab country of Hegreb to interview his old acquaintance, King Ibn Awad (Ron Moody). Awad has learned that the President of the United States (George Grizzard) may… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wild proceedings are packed with convoluted intrigue."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The film is rather haphazard in its visual style and plotting, tallying up to a confused condemnation of our lack of morality."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Veering wildly between a quite well-written satire on the contemporary American political scene and a very ham-fisted nuclear blackmail thriller, its sheer eccentricity is quite engaging."
‑ , Time Out
"Wrong Is Right is a cautionary tale about amorality."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The star of Wrong Is Right is Sean Connery, giving the first uncertain performance of his otherwise exemplary career."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"An almost prophetic comedy about political spin and the internecine battles between various intelligence agencies in the US."
‑ , Film4
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