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Smoke & Mirrors

2016 2h 3m Mystery & Thriller Biography List
Reviews 54% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Former secret agent for the Spanish government Francisco Paesa gets involved in an extortion case and is forced to leave the country. When he returns, his life is ruined. Then, the former director general of the Civil Guard and his wife offer Paesa a huge reward if he will save 1,500 million pesetas of stolen public money. Paesa seizes the chance to repair his life and get some revenge against the government and enlists his friend Jesus Camoes to help him. Read More Read Less

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T'Cha Dunlevy Montreal Gazette Smoke and Mirrors ultimately outsmarts only itself. It's not that we figure it all out beforehand, but that we're never really tempted to try. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 2, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A real spy and political story, so incredible you wouldn't believe if it was a fiction story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Overall, the story is well told and interesting. However, there are some serious pacing issues as there are times when the movie seems to grind to a halt. There is not a lot of activity going on. Lots of phone calls, and people hiding in apartments and hotel rooms. All of the interesting conversations regarding the scheme are crunched into the last 20 minutes of the movie, and even then the main con man does little of the actual telling. So, there is a lot unsaid at the end of the movie. Mildly entertaining. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member podria haber sido un poco mejor 6/10 Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Thought it was fun movie with a fairly interesting plot though it gets predictable somewhere in the middle. Like the styling of the movie and the actors do a pretty good job Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Was a pretty interesting thriller though it gets predictable after a certain point. Pretty cool performances and the editing and detection is pretty good and different from the usual Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Spanish Scorcese, but poorly paced and stuffed to the gills with extraneous details. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Former secret agent for the Spanish government Francisco Paesa gets involved in an extortion case and is forced to leave the country. When he returns, his life is ruined. Then, the former director general of the Civil Guard and his wife offer Paesa a huge reward if he will save 1,500 million pesetas of stolen public money. Paesa seizes the chance to repair his life and get some revenge against the government and enlists his friend Jesus Camoes to help him.
Director
Alberto Rodríguez
Producer
Gabriel Arias-Salgado, José Antonio Félez
Screenwriter
Manuel Cerdán, Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez
Production Co
Atresmedia Cine, Canal Sur Televisión S.A., Atípica Films
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Biography
Original Language
European Spanish
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 1, 2017
Runtime
2h 3m
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