A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy

Written by and starring Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity), this British World War II thriller follows Churchill's spy agency SOE who recruit civilian women and train them to be spies.

2020Rating: M, Violence124 minsUSA
DramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyWarHistorical

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Stuff

Stuff

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More judicious editing and sharper storytelling might have livened it up.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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Because its focus is so split, the film lacks the pervasive sense of danger one expects from a spy thriller.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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It’s refreshing to come at the spy genre from a different angle and rewarding to be introduced to these extraordinary women. Just don’t expect a pulse-pounder or even a particularly atmospheric, experiential film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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One wishes the movie had been imagined as a limited series, which would give viewers an opportunity to spend more time with these women whose lives were so clearly rich and textured — not to mention, courageous.

Variety

Variety

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In a world hungering for depictions of national valor and compassion, the movie’s variations on heroism are a boon.

Film Threat

Film Threat

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An important, compelling story that had to be told.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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True stories about brave, everyday people fighting evil powers never go out of fashion, and “A Call to Spy” joins their ranks with ease.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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An engrossing and often thrilling spy drama, and a tribute to this courageous and diverse group of women.

Stuff

Stuff

press

More judicious editing and sharper storytelling might have livened it up.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Because its focus is so split, the film lacks the pervasive sense of danger one expects from a spy thriller.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It’s refreshing to come at the spy genre from a different angle and rewarding to be introduced to these extraordinary women. Just don’t expect a pulse-pounder or even a particularly atmospheric, experiential film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One wishes the movie had been imagined as a limited series, which would give viewers an opportunity to spend more time with these women whose lives were so clearly rich and textured — not to mention, courageous.

Variety

Variety

press

In a world hungering for depictions of national valor and compassion, the movie’s variations on heroism are a boon.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

An important, compelling story that had to be told.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

True stories about brave, everyday people fighting evil powers never go out of fashion, and “A Call to Spy” joins their ranks with ease.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

An engrossing and often thrilling spy drama, and a tribute to this courageous and diverse group of women.

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