Rent The Tailor of Panama (2001)

3.1 of 5 from 91 ratings
1h 45min
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Geoffrey Rush delivers a dazzling performance as Harry Pendel, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous and married to smart and sexy Louisa (Jamie Lee Curtis). Directed by Academy Award-nominee John Boorman and set in steamy Panama, where nothing is what it seems, Andrew Osnard (Pierce Brosnan), a suave and ruthless British spy, entices Harry into eavesdropping on the powerful politicians he clothes. But Harry's talent for storytelling compels him to weave an elaborate tale that's not only taken as truth, but sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy everything he treasures most in life.
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John Boorman
John le Carré, Andrew Davies
Columbia Tristar
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
105 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Director's Commentary
  • The Perfect Fit: A Conversation with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush
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Reviews (2) of The Tailor of Panama

Disappointing - The Tailor of Panama review by AF

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The story owes a lot to Graham Greene's 'Our man in Havana' . The earlier film of that name is not perfect but certainly bears up well for the period. This later film looks like a throwback with hurried scenes, plot jumps and some frankly ham acting. I really don't know what they were thinking about. If I was being generous I would assume it's been very heavily edited...

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Ok Spy Dark Comedy - The Tailor of Panama review by GI

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Adapted by John Le Carré from his own novel this spy story is a dark comedy that is well written but ultimately an unsatisfying film. Pierce Brosnan plays disgraced MI6 agent Andy Osnard, a serial womaniser and sleazy spy who is sent to Panama where he needs to make an impression. Andy focuses his attention on Harry (Geoffrey Rush), a former Savile Row tailor who makes suits for all the local bigwigs. He's also a bit of a fraud and seriously in debt. Andy recruits him to pass on all the secrets his customers supposedly tell him and ~Harry sees a chance to sort his finances out. Both have their own agenda that quickly gets out of hand. In many ways this is Brosnan playing a spy the polar opposite of his 007 persona. He's not bad here and is clearly relishing the borderline corrupt character of Osnard. He and Rush are aided by a good support cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Catherine McCormack and a miscast Brendan Gleeson. Daniel Radcliffe is also there in a very early role. The film has it's moments but it drifts along and is not quite funny enough or dramatic enough to make it memorable or entertaining.

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