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 / 5)

 

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