The Russia House
The Russia House (1990)

Sean Connery appears as a British publisher who receives a message that if he'll publish a manuscript submitted by a mysterious Russian woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), he may be able to assist Western efforts toward de-militarizing the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 19, 1990
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Connery and Pfeiffer are excellent, but much of the film's pleasure comes from watching consummate pros filling out the roles of various bureaucrats, among them James Fox, Roy Scheider and director Ken Russell (looking like Bernie Sanders with bedhead).

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sean Connery gives one of the best performances of his long career.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Smart and glossy, but it has too many sluggish moments to maintain its few high points.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Generally effective spy thriller with interesting cast

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The plot is an interesting combination of espionage and romance, and it benefits from a great score and some beautiful locations, but it is just too bad that it… More
Wahida K
He took a chance because he had nothing to lose, she took a chance because she had everything to gain.
Red Lats
Although I liked Connery and Pfeiffer's acting, I found that actually understanding the significance of the notebooks and what happens with them was… More
xGary Xx
A cold war thriller cum romance that's all talk and no action. Very, very boring.
Kevin M. Williams
Uneven yet taut thriller as a Brit publisher/ bon vivant gets drawn into the spy game with, duh, a beautiful woman. Connery and Pfeiffer manage to sell this… More
John Ballantine
Acceptable thriller with perpetually old Sean Connery proposing mature love to Michelle Pfeiffer. Perhaps no chemistry is needed..for there is none. This type… More