Funeral in Berlin (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

Funeral in Berlin (1966)




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Sharp-tongued East End spy Harry Palmer once again finds himself in the middle of a dangerous situation, this time in East Berlin, where he has been sent to track down suspicious Soviet defector Col. Stok.

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Michael Caine
as Harry Palmer
Eva Renzi
as Samantha Steel
Oscar Homolka
as Col. Stok
Paul Hubschmid
as Johnny Vulkan
Rachel Gurney
as Mrs. Ross
Günter Meisner
as Kreutzmann
Heinz Schubert
as Aaron Levine
Klaus Jepsen
as Otto Rukel
Rainer Brandt
as Benjamin
Ira Hagen
as Monika
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Critic Reviews for Funeral in Berlin

All Critics (9)

the least interesting of the [first] three Harry Palmer films... Mostly due to a lack of character development and the numerous double-crossings make the plot difficult to follow.

February 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Faithful hardcore genre fans will find much to like here among the cloaks and daggers.... On the other hand, the pacing is slow and the twisty, sometimes flabby script might be frustrating for a viewer not fully engaged with such skullduggery.

April 6, 2006 | Full Review…

disjointed and disappointing

September 13, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Second and least successful entry in the Harry Palmer series has its moments.

December 4, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Funeral in Berlin is a smooth and slickly done espionage movie that derives most of its success from the fact that actor Michael Caine is so able.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Funeral in Berlin

Not quite as good as the first, but Michael Caine is a delight as Harry Palmer, and plenty of twists and turns keep you guessing until the end. Oscar Homolka as Colonel Stok is also lots of fun.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

A fair spy thriller with a laidback, more morose Caine as Harry Palmer, in an even bleaker plot than the first one, It has some interesting twists. but the tension is not consistent, Director Guy Hamilton can't quite reproduce Sidney J. Furie's style, the one thing that made the first film so appealing.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer


This second in Michael Caine's series of three "Harry Palmer" films is very good spy movie. Caine can do no wrong; his brittle performance and the authentic footage of the Berlin Wall add considerably to the film's bleak tone.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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