Page Eight

Page Eight

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Johnny Worricker is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.

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marieloudavril
May 22, 2018

I love this movie very much: Brilliant spy story with great acting performance of Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz. I will watch it again and again. Excellent movie.

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LauraSteinert
May 04, 2018

If you are not a committed Nighy fan, this may be only a four star movie. Some great co-stars, even if their parts are small, they are wonderful. A bit slow, a bit Anti-American and a bit anti-intelligence agencies--especially those run amuck. This film requires some thinking, and it asks the viewer to make some decisions about what acts are actually for the good of the people and what acts are actually good for the politician--and to admit that they are rarely the same act. It is just a little easier to make those judgments when looking at the British government than our own. You probably will hate this if you are a Hawk and can't wait for the next pointless war.

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StopHarperNow
Apr 27, 2016

Bill Nighy puts in a great performance. I give Page Eight five stars.

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augsburgerin
Apr 01, 2016

British spy thriller in the Smiley's People mold. Bill Nighy has the stiffest upper lip you've ever seen in a spy. Intelligent and suspenseful

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trevordunfordswife
Mar 20, 2016

EXCELLENT British spy thriller with no explosions or car chases! Just damn smart people at their best. Superlative cast not surprisingly does an incredible acting job. Don't watch it if you want to talk your way through - you need to think and to concentrate. Adult film only - kids will be bored out of their skulls. Great way to begin a trilogy and I love Bill Nighy!

xaipe Dec 29, 2015

A thoughtful spy movie concerned with a game of "Which spy can I trust?" It's a bit dated, since U.S. black sites around the world are hardly news and it's hardly a surprise the the U.K. knew all about America’s top-secret torture prisons. Its excellent cast with Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rachel Weisz, and others are a treat to watch. An intelligent, witty script by David Hare which may be too slow-moving for some, but is an antidote to the usual heatpackers and the obligatory explosions of the spy franchise. It's a stylish political movie which is a deliberate throwback to 1960s British espionage thrillers like "The Ipcress File", back when "honor" was not a just cynical epithet.

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fberg23
Apr 11, 2015

I loved Page Eight, actors were great, good spy story line, a "thinkers" film. Looking forward to Turks & Caicos.

Marinetti Apr 02, 2015

Well written, fast paced and very intelligent political thriller ( in the British mold ). Worth watching if you value those qualities in films.

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GuyN
Apr 01, 2015

Bill Nighy is excellent, but that's not news. This film is not an action thriller so much as a "who can an old spy trust?" sly Brit bureaucracy skit. Good enough for a Nighy fan to enjoy.

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JackamoJames
Feb 03, 2015

well made and thought out but dont expect a 5 star movie. Its quite slow. Nighy is as brilliant as ever and that makes this rise above many others.

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trevordunfordswife
Mar 20, 2016

trevordunfordswife thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

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