Three Days of the Condor (3 Days of the Condor)
Robert Redford stars as a CIA worker who returns from lunch to find his co-workers dead. In the next 72 hours, everyone he trusts tries to kill him.
Its a 1975 spy thriller involving the CIA. It can be called a precursor to movies like The Bourne Identity. It started off quite well and was very engrossing or interesting for a while but it kind of lost its plot during the later half of the movie. Robert Redford’s character becoming paranoid and suspicious of everyone after suddenly finding all his co workers killed was very good. The cat and mouse games between Redford’s character and the agent who wants to kill him part was good. Redford’s character sleeping with Faye Dunaway’s character whom he holds hostage felt unnecessary and contrived.
It may have been a great political thriller for its time but the later half of it did not really make any sense. Everything kind of worked out way too conveniently in the end. The movie has a plot of the CIA agents planning a war in the middle east for oil which may have looked very far fetched back then but which kind of became a reality decades later.
Robert Redford was excellent. Faye Dunaway looked pretty and was good as Redford’s hostage. Cliff Robertson was ok. Max von Sydow was very good as Joubert the assassin. The rest of the cast was ok.
Fools Rush In
An uptight New Yorker impregnates a blithe-spirited stranger by chance, leading to rushed wedding plans and a culture clash between their families.
Had watched this movie long time back in 2000 or so. Its a decent romantic movie that kind of drags in the second half. There are a few funny scenes but nothing hilarious. There is some clash of class/culture/religion with Salma Hayek’s character being a Mexican-American Catholic and Mathew’s Character being a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP). There is some manufactured confrontation between Mathew’s and Salma’s characters to just prolong the movie. The movie is somewhat Bollywoodish in its treatment.
I think Dil To Pagal Hai borrowed the idea of “signs” from this movie. Salma Hayek’s character believes in “signs”. There is a scene involving a “sign” in the climax with Mathew Perry’s character which was quite good.
Matthew Perry was good but he pretty much replays his Chandler character from Friends. Salma Hayek looked pretty and was good as Isabel. Mathew Perry’s real life father John Bennett Perry plays his father in the movie too. He was very good in a couple of scenes. The rest of the cast is good too.Tags: Exclusive Faye Dunaway Fools Rush In Matthew Perry Member Reviews Movies You Watched This Month Reviews Robert Redford Salma Hayek Three Days of the Condor