The Tailor of Panama [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 21548188
  • Release Date: 08/20/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
34% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 3)


The Tailor of Panama
Set amidst the controversy of the handover of the Panama Canal from America to Panama in late 1999, this espionage thriller follows seductive British spy Andrew Osnard (Pierce Brosnan), who has found himself recently banished to Panama. When Osnard stumbles into a tailor shop, he meets Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush), a garrulous sort with an unmatched penchant for "fluence" -- that is, fabricating wild tales with real-life details. Osnard threatens to expose his shady past, until Pendel agrees to provide him with information about the political situation in Panama. Pendel's wife Louisa (Jamie Lee Curtis) tries to remain unscathed by her husband's constant follies, which escalate and put him in the midst of international discord, while also threatening the shaky relationship between himself and Osnard, who cannot escape each other's grasp. Based on John le Carré's popular 1996 novel, the film also features Catherine McCormack, David Hayman, and young Daniel Radcliffe, who completed this film before his starring role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, released later in the year. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan - Andy Osnard
  • Geoffrey Rush
    Geoffrey Rush - Harry Pendel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis - Louisa Pendel
  • Brendan Gleeson
    Brendan Gleeson - Mickie Abraxas
  • Catherine McCormack
    Catherine McCormack - Francesca

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I expected more from a movie with Pierce Brosnan

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I read the reviews, but figured for the price it was a good buy. The movie isn't as much action, and is more dialog than necessary. Maybe a better subplot would have helped the movie. The movie would have been better if it didn't star Pierce Brosnan, and instead had been a less popular actor. The movie is ok, just don't expect James Bond quality plots.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The DVD would not play in my blue-ray unit.

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This DVD wouldn't play in my blue-ray unit and I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could be better but good

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Not the best but not the worse, its worth your time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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