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      The Holcroft Covenant

      R 1985 1 hr. 52 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      27% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 30% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Hitler's money man leaves his son (Michael Caine) $4 billion for philanthropy and possibly neo-Nazis. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Must be viewed today (2021) while being aware of the type of film genre this represented at the time (1985) based on this despite Caine taking on the role at short notice it's a great thriller! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Manny P What an insipid little movie. It's the equivalent of a patchwork quilt. The opening scenes and digital sound track give it all away regards its crassness. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/20 Full Review Tom M Average spy thriller. Far too confusing first half followed by a far too predictable ending. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/02/20 Full Review r 9 Decent premise, but it's just a bit of a slow watch for me. That's despite 'The Holcroft Covenant' having moments that either should be or are enjoyable, but in between lies iffy pacing and uninteresting characters. I also found the cinematography lacking, for instance they visit a fair few different countries and yet I never got a feeling for the film's world itself - just scene, cut, scene, cut etc. Michael Caine is entertaining though, as he always seems to be. I enjoyed his performance, some of his humour early on is good. As for those around Caine, I liked Victoria Tennant, Bernard Hepton and Michael Lonsdale. It is a fairly solid cast, to be honest. With that said, I finished watching and just felt like it was missing something. 2½*. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This conspiracy movie never really hits any heights but is just about lively enough to watch. There's little life injected by its cast though so it can feel somewhat staid. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Not to bad nice thriller Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Neil Jillett The Age (Australia) Both underwritten and overwritten and shows every sign of being edited with a food processor. Apr 4, 2022 Full Review Derek Malcolm Guardian Frankenheimer'a film is a real mess, being both mechanical and almost incomprehensible. Aug 3, 2021 Full Review Michael Wilmington Los Angeles Times Is Caine believable as a Manhattan architect? Even one with a Cockney fixation? It doesn't matter, because Caine performances have become axiomatic: No matter what the movie, he's always good. Aug 3, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation It's like a parody of the espionage thrillers it never quite joins the ranks of. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 18, 2022 Full Review Tony Sloman Radio Times It's easy to blame once-talented director John Frankenheimer for making this farrago unwatchable, but the more likely obstacle is that the Robert Ludlum source novel is cinematically intractable. Rated: 2/5 Aug 3, 2021 Full Review John Powers L.A. Weekly The Holcroft Covenant delivers exactly what it promises, good old-fashioned thrills and spills by filmmakers who know exactly what they're doing. Aug 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Hitler's money man leaves his son (Michael Caine) $4 billion for philanthropy and possibly neo-Nazis.
      Director
      John Frankenheimer
      Executive Producer
      Mort Abrahams
      Screenwriter
      Robert Ludlum, George Axelrod, Edward Anhalt, John Hopkins
      Production Co
      Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Holcroft Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 24, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $151.6K