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Year
1959
Runtime
103 min.
Director
Carol Reed
Genres
Crime, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
4,050
Checks
384
Favs
41
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
10.7% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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  1. BillieDove's avatar

    BillieDove

    A seriously underrated gem. Hilarious. 7 years 8 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Our Man in Havana is one of those witty comedies of yesteryear, filmed in Cuba barely three months before Castro's revolution (a title card has to clarify the point, since it came out after) starring Alex Guiness as a vacuum salesman who gets roped into spying for the British government and makes a hash of it. He bills every expense, but doesn't really have anything to report, so he starts to make stuff up, which attracts unwanted attention from both his British superiors and forces inside Cuba; violence and hilarity ensue in tandem. The comedy stems from the sparkling Wildean dialog and the various misunderstandings, but the thriller elements still provide great atmosphere and real danger for the lead and his loved ones. Our Man in Havana isn't a spoof, so much as it's a comment on the unreliability of spies and their intel, and how in the end, playing the game is more important than the results. 3 years 9 months ago
  3. GrooveRemote's avatar

    GrooveRemote

    Of the Carol Reed movies I've seen, this one came the closest to replicating that Third Man feeling I've been chasing. Not only in plot, but even in tone. Yes, this film's a comedy, but I'd say it's as many parts comedy as it is a thriller. Really, really good. 1 month 1 week ago
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