The Whistle Blower

Film

Thrillers

Not yet rated

Be the first...

 

Time Out says

We've been here before. Bob Jones (Havers) is a translator in the Russian section at GCHQ. Following the trial of an employee, convicted of spying for the Eastern bloc, all personnel are requested to report any inconsistencies in the behaviour of their colleagues, and Bob becomes convinced that British intelligence is no better than the KGB. Meanwhile the CIA, worried about the apparent lack of security in England, begins to act with extreme prejudice. When Bob is bumped off, his father enters the fray to see that justice is done. In this role, Caine glides imperiously along, allowing none of the surrounding dross to tarnish his image. The rest of the cast do not come out of it so well. There are a couple of surprises, and the cynicism prevents the film from becoming overtly old-fashioned, but in general it is dreadful. The locations - Gloucester Cathedral, tourist Cheltenham, the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph - are stagy, the pace is slack, and the script pretentious.
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

1986

Duration:

104 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Simon Langton

Cast:

Barry Foster, Felicity Dean, John Gielgud, Nigel Havers, James Fox, Michael Caine, Gordon Jackson

Music:

John Scott

Production Designer:

Morley Smith

Editor:

Robert Morgan

Cinematography:

Fred Tammes

Screenwriter:

Julian Bond

Producer:

Geoffrey Reeve

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening