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      Scorpio

      PG Released Apr 19, 1973 1h 54m Action List
      59% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 40% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Cross (Burt Lancaster) is an experienced assassin for the CIA who decides he's quitting the business. When he announces his intentions, however, the CIA decides they'd rather have him dead than retired. They assign Scorpio (Alain Delon), a French assassin whom Cross has mentored for years, to do the job. A complicated game of cat and mouse follows, during which Cross relies on his many contacts and years of experience to elude the man he's taught everything he knows. Read More Read Less

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      Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon add some much-needed weight, but Scorpio doesn't offer much that spy thriller fans haven't already seen before.

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      Jerry Oster New York Daily News A spy movie that tries to transcend the dutifully ordinary twists of its plot and tell a tale of a squalid world in which nothing not friendship nor love nor life has any value. It is so relentless in rendering meanness that it leaves a bitter aftertaste. Rated: 2/4 Jun 3, 2021 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Follows a trite formula on such an unduly large, far-flung scale that it finally gets out of hand, leaving the viewer confused and therefore indifferent. Jun 3, 2021 Full Review George McKinnon Boston Globe Just when you think the international spy intrigue films have reeled to the final fadeout, along comes a picture like "Scorpio" to prove there's life in the old genre yet. Jun 3, 2021 Full Review David Parkinson Radio Times Lancaster manages to combine the fear of the fugitive with the toughness and resource we have come to expect of him. Rated: 3/5 Jun 3, 2021 Full Review John Huddy Miami Herald A slick, talky, occasionally theatrical, but frequently audacious and exciting yarn... Jun 3, 2021 Full Review R.H. Gardner Baltimore Sun Even with a good script, it wouldn't have amounted to much, being a cliché treatment of an idea that has been used to better advantage countless times before. Jun 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D A depressing predictable drag. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review paul d Michael Winner's Scorpio is an engaging spy thriller. It's got the same basic ingredients as many films in the genre: Cold War tension, brilliant covert solo operators who take on the world, untrustworthy bureaucrats in Washington and Moscow, double-crosses, ageing spys and their young replacements … should I continue ? This film succeeds because the three leads Lancaster, Delon and Scofield command our attention, each in their own way. And Lancaster's athletic stunts at age 59 are impressive. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The bad guys are the CIA! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A bare minimum spy movie. It is a movie that is more focused on the trade craft of spys than on any espionage or political components. There is one decent chase scene to spice up an otherwise dull and dreary 70's, cold war spy movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot of stunning cinematography and wonderful writing, but I wasn't a fan of the ending. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Unconventional confusion. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Scorpio: Official Clip - I Want Cross Scorpio: Official Clip - I Want Cross 2:00 Scorpio: Official Clip - Getting the Drop on the Opposition Scorpio: Official Clip - Getting the Drop on the Opposition 1:34 Scorpio: Official Clip - I'm Still a Communist Scorpio: Official Clip - I'm Still a Communist 2:32 Scorpio: Official Clip - Hit and Run Scorpio: Official Clip - Hit and Run 1:03 Scorpio: Official Clip - Let Me Get My Bag Scorpio: Official Clip - Let Me Get My Bag 0:30 Scorpio: Official Clip - Can We Talk? Scorpio: Official Clip - Can We Talk? 2:15 Scorpio: Official Clip - The Object Is Not to Win Scorpio: Official Clip - The Object Is Not to Win 3:43 Scorpio: Official Clip - Crashing His Tail Scorpio: Official Clip - Crashing His Tail 2:12 Scorpio: Official Clip - Construction Shoot Out Scorpio: Official Clip - Construction Shoot Out 3:43 Scorpio: Official Clip - Cross Came Back Scorpio: Official Clip - Cross Came Back 1:21 View more videos
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      Synopsis Cross (Burt Lancaster) is an experienced assassin for the CIA who decides he's quitting the business. When he announces his intentions, however, the CIA decides they'd rather have him dead than retired. They assign Scorpio (Alain Delon), a French assassin whom Cross has mentored for years, to do the job. A complicated game of cat and mouse follows, during which Cross relies on his many contacts and years of experience to elude the man he's taught everything he knows.
      Director
      Michael Winner
      Producer
      Walter Mirisch
      Screenwriter
      David W. Rintels, Gerald Wilson
      Production Co
      Mirisch Corporation, Scimitar Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 19, 1973, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 54m
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