Topaz 1969

Critics score:
64 / 100

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TIME Magazine: At 70, Hitchcock seems suddenly to have forgotten his own recipe. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Few directors are capable of this kind of structural experimentation so late in their careers, and Hitchcock deserves much credit for his audacity. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: Topaz is not only most entertaining. It is, like so many Hitchcock films, a cautionary fable by one of the most moral cynics of our time. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: [Topaz] might appeal to devotees of Le Carre et al, but it certainly doesn't make for dramatically exciting cinema, especially given Hitchcock's flat, seemingly uninterested direction. The bland performances don't help much, either. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Topaz tends to move more solidly and less infectiously than many of Alfred Hitchcock's best remembered pix. Yet Hitchcock brings in a full quota of twists and tingling moments. Read more