The Little Drummer Girl

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Keaton stars as Charlie, a right-on actress recruited by Israeli intelligence to help winkle out a top Palestinian terrorist. The film's misfortune is that it capturesm all too faithfully the tortuous, pretentious and rather unimaginative approach of John Le Carré's more recent work. Kinski is allowed a few show-stealing scenes as the officer who masterminds the seduction, both mental and physical, of the reluctant Charlie, but Keaton is altogether too much the star to portray effectively a woman who is supposed to be without qualities, a blank sheet who allows herself to be written all over by a bunch of strangers. This process of character is the most interesting idea. As for the rest of the film, there's just too little action, too much talk.

Details

Release details

Duration:
130 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
George Roy Hill
Screenwriter:
Loring Mandel
Cast:
David Suchet
Klaus Kinski
Diane Keaton
Yorgo Voyagis
Anna Massey
Michael Cristofer
Thorley Walters
Sami Frey