Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review – The Company

This three-part miniseries gets off to a slow start and comes to a slow halt, but some of the stuff in the middle is reasonably entertaining. Chris O’Donnell plays a CIA operative with an extraordinary résumé: in the streets of Budapest in 1956, on the beach at the Bay of Pigs, right up to Moscow just in time for the fall of Communism. The reenactments of the big moments are the real draw of this set, though most of the screen time is devoted to dreary romances and the endless search for a mole nicknamed Sasha. The whole thing runs nearly five hours, which could easily have been trimmed down to two that would actually have been worth watching. Mildly amusing

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