The MacKintosh Man (El Emisario de Mackintosh)
The MacKintosh Man (El Emisario de Mackintosh) (1973)

John Huston directed this cold war spy thriller (from a script by Walter Hill) concerning a British agent trying infiltrate the organization of a nefarious communist spy. Paul Newman is Joseph Reardon, a British secret agent commissioned by… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 25, 1973
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

There's a whole lot of nothing going on here.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is irritating in its refusal to make things clear; if spy movies are going to work like clockwork, they have to be put together with some care.

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Steve Crum

Actioner starring Paul Newman is worth seeing, but marginally.

Time Out

Reasonably entertaining old-fashioned thriller.

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TV Guide

This is by no means a bad film, but it should have been better considering the names involved.

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This film never risks being realistic or even comprehensible, but it will pass a Sunday afternoon quite pleasantly.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The screenplay by Walter Hill... has very little to do with character and motivation and everything to do with the incidents and the mechanics of the spy trade.

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Douglas Pratt

For the most part the film is standard fare, with plot discrepancies countered by the film's atmosphere and star appeal.

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Jim Hunter
A "British" intelligence agent sniffs out corruption undercover. John Huston's thriller is slow moving and almost blithe in its action, acting,… More
Sean Gillespie
Paul Newman's attempt to do a James Bond movie?
Conner Rainwater
It's sort've odd to hear Paul Newman with an Australian accent and not his usual charismatic self, but this is still a very interesting career move… More
jay nixon
Considering the talent involved a real disappointment.