The Quiller Memorandum
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

Based on a novel by Adam Hall, this well-wrought espionage adventure attempts to take a realistic look at the world of spies as it chronicles the adventures of an American agent who is assigned to go to Berlin and report back on the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1966
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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TIME Magazine

A B movie, never mind the big budget and the famous names, is exactly what Memorandum is. The plot is generally aimless, the lines are merely cute.

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New York Times

If you've got any spying to be done in Berlin, don't send George Segal to do the job. Or rather, don't send the pudding-headed fellow that Mr. Segal plays in "The Quiller Memorandum.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

As a spy movie, it may rarely be more than adequate, but the compensations make up for that.

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Variety Staff

It relies on a straight narrative storyline, simple but holding, literate dialog and well-drawn characters.

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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin

Spy thrillers depend on constant action and narrative twists, whereas plots and Pinter simply do not mix.

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TV Guide

Pinter's spare screenplay gives George Segal some funny lines, but the fact that Segal doesn't engage in the usual Bondsmanship is welcome relief for audiences bored with one fantastic exploit after another and yearning for a more human look at spying.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

Although the whole thing is ill-served by Michael Anderson's direction, it remains perversely likeable precisely because it is rather long-winded and enigmatic.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

The menace of Harold Pinter's script is marvellously sustained by director Michael Anderson in this espionage thriller, with George Segal giving one of his finest performances.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Daft, dated and outright confusing most of the time, but it undeniably fun.

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