focusing on technical storytelling flaws seems disingenuous when so much emotional atmosphere is offered.i found the flow and tension perfectly acquired in the whole movie;if i had been involved in this production,i would have been fully satisfied with its place in cinematic history.it gave a response to the jfk assas./military industrial complex intrigue.one recalls the lockheed security connection to rfk/1968,ww2 trading with the enemy and 1950's intelligence nazi hires.so much unlearned from a movie that prestigious reviewers found unrewarding.ivory tower syndrome exemplified in the excessively objective review dismissals.a true gem in my opinion(tcm take note!).
The Naked Runner
Time Out saysOne of the complex spy games which proliferated in the mid-'60s: more Cold War crises of conscience in East Germany, with Sinatra as the wartime crack shot unwillingly reactivated for an assassination plot. A tortuously hollow narrative is further obfuscated by Furie's customarily flashy direction, which fragments the looking glass to the point of impenetrability. (From a novel by Francis Cifford.