Sunday, March 24, 2013

Criterion on Hulu: Hopscotch (1980)

Hopscotch movie poster
Hopscotch (1980) - Directed by Ronald Neame; Written by Brian Garfield, Bryan Forbes; Starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty.

By Kenny Howell

I had never really heard about this movie, but I came across on it on Hulu as a part of the Criterion Collection. While I don't understand of giving this movie the royal Criterion treatment, I have to say it is a pretty fun movie.

Walter Matthau plays a stellar CIA agent that gets tired of his colleagues and threatens to release his memoirs to the world's intelligence agencies, exposing CIA secrets. He sends them on a wild goose chase to track him down, but is always one step ahead. 

Matthau's terrific, smarmy charm carries the movie, as he is perfect for the wise ass agent.

Rating: ***

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