Page Eight

Page Eight

Downloadable Video - 2011
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Johnny Worricker is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. PAGE EIGHT is a contemporary spy film, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas peculiar to the new century.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
ISBN: 9781608835263
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 105 min.)) :,sound, color

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MontMoroc
Jul 24, 2018

Subtle thriller in which senior MI5 agent is given a top secret file by a colleague who then suddenly dies. The clever plot has plenty of interesting characters with interactions, secrets and not always obvious motives. After several suspenseful incidents it all comes to satisfactory closure.

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akirakato
Jul 24, 2018

Written and directed by David Hare in 2011, this British political thriller depicts the power struggle between the prime minister and the MI5 agents.
Even without sex and gun battles, this film turns out to be a real thriller.
I like the good acting.

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Open_Sesame
Jun 12, 2018

Johnny Worricker is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.

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mr_chocolate
Jun 12, 2018

I found this rather less clever and interesting than what I have become to expect from some of the more intelligent British spy films that I have seen. Good attempt though, with fine acting by Rachel Weisz (Denial, 2016; My Cousin Rachel, 2017), Judy Davis (Feud, tv - 2017), and Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Carribean, 2007; Underworld series, 2003, 2006, 2009; Their Finest, 2016), and in a much smaller role, Tom Hughes (Victoria - tv. 2016-2018).
This was rather a duller, less paced spy thriller, than it could have been and that doesn't mean I expect films with high octane, but with more suspense and gripping dialogue.

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marieloudavril
May 22, 2018

I love this movie very much: Brilliant spy story with great acting performance of Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz. I will watch it again and again. Excellent movie.

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LauraSteinert
May 04, 2018

If you are not a committed Nighy fan, this may be only a four star movie. Some great co-stars, even if their parts are small, they are wonderful. A bit slow, a bit Anti-American and a bit anti-intelligence agencies--especially those run amuck. This film requires some thinking, and it asks the viewer to make some decisions about what acts are actually for the good of the people and what acts are actually good for the politician--and to admit that they are rarely the same act. It is just a little easier to make those judgments when looking at the British government than our own. You probably will hate this if you are a Hawk and can't wait for the next pointless war.

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StopHarperNow
Apr 27, 2016

Bill Nighy puts in a great performance. I give Page Eight five stars.

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augsburgerin
Apr 01, 2016

British spy thriller in the Smiley's People mold. Bill Nighy has the stiffest upper lip you've ever seen in a spy. Intelligent and suspenseful

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trevordunfordswife
Mar 20, 2016

EXCELLENT British spy thriller with no explosions or car chases! Just damn smart people at their best. Superlative cast not surprisingly does an incredible acting job. Don't watch it if you want to talk your way through - you need to think and to concentrate. Adult film only - kids will be bored out of their skulls. Great way to begin a trilogy and I love Bill Nighy!

xaipe Dec 29, 2015

A thoughtful spy movie concerned with a game of "Which spy can I trust?" It's a bit dated, since U.S. black sites around the world are hardly news and it's hardly a surprise the the U.K. knew all about America’s top-secret torture prisons. Its excellent cast with Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rachel Weisz, and others are a treat to watch. An intelligent, witty script by David Hare which may be too slow-moving for some, but is an antidote to the usual heatpackers and the obligatory explosions of the spy franchise. It's a stylish political movie which is a deliberate throwback to 1960s British espionage thrillers like "The Ipcress File", back when "honor" was not a just cynical epithet.

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trevordunfordswife
Mar 20, 2016

trevordunfordswife thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

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