The Catcher Was a Spy (review)

The Catcher Was a Spy (review)
The Catcher Was a Spy (review)
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Paul Rudd gets serious in this biopic about a pro baseball player with incredible intellectual skills (7 languages and 3 degrees). He’s sent to Zurich during WWII, where he’s supposed to assassinate the man responsible for Germany’s atom bomb efforts. Rudd keeps his enigmatic misfit character in a low-key mode, which is similar to the mellow mood of the movie. It’s not suspenseful or complex enuff for a good spy story, but still manages to be an interesting portrait of this unique man. Even with a list of strong supporting actors (Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Sienna Miller and Giancarlo Giannini), director Ben Lewin couldn’t muster much dramatic intensity out of this potentially compelling story.

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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