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Worth seeing but unlikely and unreal
on 25 May 2016
Worth seeing, in this restored HD version. The film does not work well as a conspiracy theory film due to the forced story-line concocted by the director and his collaborators. But as a romantic film it is fine and the chemistry between Redford and Faye Dunaway is excellent. There is a good interview on this Blu-ray with a film critic that explains why this film does not work well- it was passed around, stretched and messed with beyond what the original story could take. I feel that if they had kept to the original story, Six Days of the Condor, it would have worked but the clandestine services concerned would not have been happy with the negative image. As it is, it is so unlikely and unreal that I imagine that Langley must have approved it with a nudge and a wink to Pollack, Redford and Co.