The Little Drummer Girl
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

Based on John Le Carré's novel by the same name, this story about Charlie (Diane Keaton) a female double agent working between the Palestinians and Israelis, loses some of the excitement and in-depth characterization engendered by the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 19, 1984
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

Like an enchanted escape artist, director George Roy Hill has pulled off that rarest of Hollywood feats -- the thriller of ideas.

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Emanuel Levy

Intriguing and complex but not entirely satisfying, George Roy Hill's version of Le Carre's novel suffers from the weak performance (perhaps even miscasting) of Diane Keaton in the lead role.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is so jammed with characters and incidents and mystifications that everything seems to get equal, cursory attention. And not a single one of the characters comes alive.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Underrated thriller with a typically solid Keaton performance

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Stark criticisms are unavoidable, even as I'm forced to admit that the film is one of those wrongly-assembled movies that is built on such an unusual Hollywood premise...that it eventually becomes halfway fascinating.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
What I liked most in this solid, underrated thriller was the whole complexity of its situations, alliances and strategies as seen through the eyes of a naive… More