Three Days of the Condor

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * · )

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Three Days seemed to be the root of a lot of recently bad spy movies including hits such as Mercury Rising. Basically a left wing movie about the evils of the intelligence community and how it is ripe for evil plots to run free. The movie does a good job of having a hunted man (Robert Redford) who knows nothing but what he reads and how he can try to survive with freelance killers (played very well by a stern Max von Sydow). Faye Dunaway plays the woman dragged into a world she knows nothing about, and does a realitivly good job but it is hard to build a romance out of a kidnapping. It is also hard to find a reason to have her in the plot at all. The DVD did a very nice job of remastering the 2.35 to 1 picture to a 16x9 enhanced picture. The sound was Dolby Digital 5.1 though I didnt even bother to check and listened to the Dolby 2.0 track. There are no real extras. Overall not a bad movie, but not exactly what I would call a serious spy movie.