Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
The Catcher Was A Spy follows the true story of Boston RedSox catcher Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) who also worked for the Office of Strategic Services and was sent to kill Werner Heisenberg (Mark Strong) for possibly making a nuclear bomb.
The Film brings together an impressive and talented Cast consisting of Rudd, Strong, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels and Paul Giamatti. They all do a great job of bringing their characters to life but none more so then Daniels who steals every scene he’s in. This is also Rudd like you’ve never seen him. Playing a character unlike he ever has before. And he effortlessly disappears into Berg. It’s a compelling story that Director Ben Lewin and Screenwriter Robert Rodat turn into a strong Film.
The Catcher Was A Spy screens at Sundance on Jan. 19 at 8:30PM at The MARC PC, Jan. 24 at 6:30PM at Eccles PC, Jan. 25 at 9AM at Eccles PC, Jan. 27 at 5:30PM at The MARC PC, and Jan. 28 at 6:15PM at The Grand SLC.
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