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      Triple Cross

      1967 2h 6m Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Safecracker Eddie Chapman (Christopher Plummer) is languishing in prison on the island of Jersey when the Nazis arrive. An adept manipulator of situations, Chapman convinces the Germans to use him to spy on the British. And when the would-be traitor arrives home, he convinces the English to use him as a double agent -- in exchange for a full pardon. So begins the hair-raising true story of a professional thief turned self-sacrificing World War II patriot. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) ... This Christopher Plummer vehicle has aged into dark pulp perfection. Rated: 4/5 Jun 30, 2023 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times A slow-paced, loosely plotted excursion into the Spy business. One or two competent performances struggle to its surface, tread water briefly and sink. It's hard to fix the blame. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Insipid and overlong biopic of a spy. Rated: C May 27, 2013 Full Review Tony Mastroianni Cleveland Press In spite of these short comings, Triple Cross is an interesting study of a con man turned spy for his own profit. Nov 20, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This film has become a quick favorite of mine. Christopher Plummer is as dashing as ever. Yul Brenner is fantastic. A war film full of action and some sly humor. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Frances H Not as good now as when I watched it when I was 16, but Yul Bryner and Christopher Plummer were both good actors and very good-looking! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/06/19 Full Review Audience Member Interesting, if confusing spy movie. A young Christopher Plummer Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/18 Full Review Audience Member Interesting if somewhat lifeless WWII espionage tale that's loosely based on a true story and has hints of James Bond. Christopher Plummer plays a British criminal who's caught pulling a heist in Nazi Germany. While in jail he convinces his captors that he could be a double agent and work for them. He's tasked with going back to England to blow up a British airplane factory (for a hefty payday and a pardon for past crimes) and does so by telling the British he'll work for them as a double agent if they let him blow up the airplane factory (for a hefty payday and a pardon for past crimes). Plummer then returns to German having accomplished his mission, looking to collect his payday, but the tide is turning against the Germans at this point and he may not be able to collect his payday and must soon choose sides. The most interesting part of the film is that it's never made clear where Plummer's true allegiances lie, which sets up a clever shot at the end of the film when he stares at himself in a mirror, highlighting the lack of clarity who we are really looking at. The film boasts a strong supporting cast that includes German love interest Romy Schneider, Yul Brynner as a monocle wearing Nazi, Trevor Howard as a MI6 agent, and even Bond alumni Gert "Goldfinger" Fröbe and Bond Girl Claudine Auger, Domino from "Thunderball." The film was directed by veteran Bond director Terence Young ("Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," and "Thunderball"). However, on the downside, Plumber is disappointingly uncharismatic in the lead. Also, as interesting of a story premise the film has, it lacked any real drama, either on an emotional level between Plummer and Schneider or with any sort of inner conflict over his changing allegiances, but also lacking with basic action or suspense with the factory bombing or the other espionage sequences, which all felt rather perfunctory and by the numbers. The film needed either more James Bond thrills or more "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" drama. Instead, we're left with a bit of both and not enough of either. Still, the story and the cast are enough to carry the picture and make it worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review s r I saw it for the cast despite the reviews. It tried to be Bond, but just came off between over the top and serious. Overall it was poorly directed and written. It was good to see such a good cast though. Putting Plummer and Schneider together wasn't bad. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Badly acted. Plummer seemed to be "off duty" on the set. Brynner good. Plot bizarre. Other "Germans" like cartoon characters. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Safecracker Eddie Chapman (Christopher Plummer) is languishing in prison on the island of Jersey when the Nazis arrive. An adept manipulator of situations, Chapman convinces the Germans to use him to spy on the British. And when the would-be traitor arrives home, he convinces the English to use him as a double agent -- in exchange for a full pardon. So begins the hair-raising true story of a professional thief turned self-sacrificing World War II patriot.
      Director
      Terence Young
      Producer
      Jacques-Paul Bertrand
      Screenwriter
      René Hardy, William Marchant
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2014
      Runtime
      2h 6m
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