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The Scorpio File1973

The Scorpio File (1973)



Critic Consensus: 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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Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon play cat-and-mouse games in this Cold War melodrama filmed in Paris, Vienna and Washington, D.C. Zharkov: Paul Scofield. McLeod: John Colicos. Susan: Gayle Hunnicutt. Filchock: J.D. Cannon. Michael Winner directed.

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Critic Reviews for The Scorpio File

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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.

June 3, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

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A slick, talky, occasionally theatrical, but frequently audacious and exciting yarn...

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"Scorpio" is a swell example of its kind, a story about spies who spy on each other, a dagger under everyone's cloak and suspicion endemic.

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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.

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In a word: "Scorpio" would even excite a Taurus.

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Audience Reviews for The Scorpio File

Solid espionage thriller with a very dark tone.

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