Political Thriller Week: ‘Three Days of the Condor’

“Three Days of the Condor” – Joe Turner (Robert Redford) is a researcher at the American Literary Historical Society, which sounds like the most harmless job on the planet, next to elementary school librarian and feather duster.  Well, on an ordinary day, he leaves for lunch, and when he returns, everyone in the said place of work is dead.  He rightly assumes that he could be next.

Oh, Turner, by the way, works for the CIA, and the historical society is simply a cover.

Director Sydney Pollack keeps us guessing and also on-our-toes, and Redford’s character inadvertently pulls Faye Dunaway’s into the mix.  It turns out that government work has never been more stressful.

This A-list cast also includes Cliff Robertson and Max von Sydow.

⭐⭐⭐ 1/2  out of  ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Image credits: Paramount Pictures; Trailer credits: Movieclips

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