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The best Cold War thriller I've seen that I fully understand: The Courier reviewed

14 August 2021

9:00 AM

14 August 2021

9:00 AM

The Courier

12A, Nationwide

The Courier is a Cold War spy thriller and the prospect of a Cold War spy thriller always makes my heart sink. There will be agents. There will be double agents and triple agents and maybe even quadruple agents. Is he working for our side while pretending to work for the Soviets as someone pretending to be working for us? After any Le Carré adaptation, for example, I also need debriefing in a wood-panelled room filled with cigarette smoke and there is still no saying I’ll emerge any the wiser.

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