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The Catcher Was a Spy

A story happened during World War II. Moe Berg, who is a major league baseball player, is tasked to do a serious mission, he has to stop a German scientist, Werner Heisenberg, from making an atomic bomb for the Nazis. Office of Strategic Services of USA uses Moe according to his smart and his perfect dealing with any situation.
Duration: 98 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2018
IMDb: 6.1
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June 22, 2018 This moderately intriguing thriller tends to further trivialize the remarkable story of its enigmatic subject.
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June 24, 2018 The Catcher Was a Spy has every element needed for a gripping espionage thriller, but sadly falls flat with its placid direction.
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Common Sense Media
June 22, 2018 Well-made spy thriller has some war violence, language.
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June 22, 2018 Handsome cinematography fails to disguise the low production value, and constant cross-cutting between strategy meetings and the mission itself make both parts of the sandwich feel moldy.
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Detroit News
June 22, 2018 If it wasn't a true story, it would be ridiculous. But the problem with Ben Lewin's film isn't the plausibility of the storyline, it's the execution of the plot, which comes off like a stiff noir rather than a crackling thriller.
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Rolling Stone
June 22, 2018 Boring is the last word you should use for a sports-hero-turned-spy story like this; it's the only one that comes to mind after you've seen the film.
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IGN Movies
June 22, 2018 If you like this kind of standard wartime folktale, The Catcher Was a Spy is at the very least an acceptable watch.
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Christian Science Monitor
June 22, 2018 A much more pallid experience than this eminently juicy subject deserves.
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June 24, 2018 I wish I liked it more.
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New York Magazine/Vulture
June 22, 2018 The movie is well-crafted, but it doesn't have the fullness you'd expect in a movie with so much believe-it-or-not weirdness. It feels more like a nifty anecdote.
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June 22, 2018 Like deserting the movie somewhere between subversive and derivative, the filmmakers struggle to show Berg both as an average bum and as a brainy badass.
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June 24, 2018 The Catcher Was a Spy is an imperfect examination of a curiously complicated figure in American history.
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