The Jigsaw Man (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Jigsaw Man1984

The Jigsaw Man (1984)



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Years after defecting to the Soviet Union, an ex-British agent (Michael Caine) returns to his homeland for one final mission.


Michael Caine
as Philip Kimberly/Sergei Kuzminsky
Laurence Olivier
as Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
Susan George
as Penelope Kimberley
Robert Powell
as Jamie Fraser
Charles Gray
as Sir James Charley
Anthony Shaw
as Matthews
Juliet Nissen
as Miss Fortescue
David Kelly
as Cameron
Peter Burton
as Douglas
Yuri Borienko
as Russian Trainer
David Allister
as Sgt. Lloyd
Richard Borthwick
as Plainclothesman
John Franklyn-Robbins
as English Doctor
Thomas Heathcote
as Gamekeeper
Ian Masters
as Special Branch Man
Morteza Kazerouni
as Boris Medvachian
Jana Sheldon
as Air Hostess
Bill Shine
as Commissionaire
Sabine Sun
as Dr. Zilenka
Vladek Sheybal
as Gen. Zorin
Richard Aylen
as Older Kimberley
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Critic Reviews for The Jigsaw Man

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

Freed of the need to work at real characterization, Olivier and Caine, in their different ways, simply reach into their respective bags of actors' tricks and entertain us with style.

August 17, 2021 | Full Review…

The star-studded cast... plays out its intricate story with such relish that the effect of all the confusion is not unlike that of an Agatha Christie story in which we can't wait for the final showdown.

August 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite the best efforts of the supporting cast, there is little reason to see "Jigsaw Man" except for Caine and Olivier.

August 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Something relaxes in the viewer's gut when Caine pulls on a shabby trenchcoat and pockets some microfilm.

August 17, 2021 | Full Review…

The movie has the manner and look of John le Carre, but it makes the crucial mistake of concerning itself with the mechanics of what happened instead of why it happened.

August 17, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are huge chunks of script someone forgot to include in the finished product and the acting is, well, less than inspired.

August 17, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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