Bottom Line: Redford. Robert Redford. We’ve seen it all before, but it’s still loads of fun.
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Cliff Robertson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Redford
Thrilling but campy spy film based on the 1974 spy novel Six Days of the Condor is full of action and suspense, but it’s no James Bond. It stars Robert Redford as Joe Turner, codename “Condor”, a CIA researcher who returns from lunch to the building in which he works, only to find that every one of his co-workers has been assassinated. Greatly appalled, Turner goes about on a one-man mission to track down the assassin, before the assassin finds him.
I found the plot from THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR to be quite intriguing. Admittedly, it is one of those classic examples of a “before it’s too late” plot, but this film cuts it well.
Besides the opening twenty minutes or so, the film is just a typical spy film. A man is on the run, undercover, trying to catch the man who killed his friends. We’ve seen it all before, but it’s still fun, and probably worth more than just spy fans seeing.