Three Days of the Condor
Three Days of the Condor (1975)

In this thriller, Turner is a New York-based CIA employee. Sent to pick up lunch, Turner returns to discover that everyone in his tiny office has been murdered. When an attempt is made on his life, he finds himself on the run from both the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 24, 1975
DVD Release Date: August 17, 1999
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88%
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This post-Watergate thriller captures the paranoid tenor of the times, thanks to Syndey Pollack's taut direction and excellent performances from Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.

Variety

Basically a B, it has been elevated in form -- but not in substance -- via four bigger names, location shooting and more production values. Sometimes the trick works, but not here.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Three Days of the Condor is a well-made thriller, tense and involving, and the scary thing, in these months after Watergate, is that it's all too believable.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A tense, taut and atmospheric thriller...

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Basically, the film is a throwback to the 60s anti-Bond spy thriller (a la The Ipcress File), except here the genre's annihilating irony has been replaced by Pollack's liberal piousness.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

At its best moments, Three Days of the Condor creates without effort or editorializing that sense of isolation -- that far remove from reality -- within which super-government agencies can operate with such heedless immunity.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Tense, violent '70s spy movie shows its age.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The action rarely falters, and at its best the film offers an intriguing slice of neo-Hitchcock.

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Adam Lowes
CineVue

Bringing restraint and composure without skimping on the requisite tension and intrigue, Pollock builds a credible, character-led adventure.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A careful work of adjustment and prophecy

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
Movies this genuinely fun haven't been made since the 70s (except maybe the Coens' movies). Every action thriller from the 80s onwards got too… More
Stella Dallas
hate the poster, cheesy jazz and the horrible romantic interlude. everything else is terrific. one of the great conspiracy thrillers of the 70's.… More
Christian C
"Three Days of The Condor" in 3 words: action-packed, thrilling and exciting! Admittedly, it doesn't strike much of a blow for 1970s feminism… More
Dan Schultz
A well-constructed, competently acted thriller concerning a reader for the CIA (Robert Redford) having to come to grips with the danger of his position once his… More
Aj V
A great cast, and a pretty good story, but it could have been a lot better with some more excitement added in.
Pierluigi Puccini
The romantic subplot has not the impact it should, it's trite, non transcendental, and the score is terribly dated. On the other hand, the performances… More

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