Cinema: Empty Vehicle

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Directed by SYDNEY POLLACK

Screenplay by LORENZO SEMPLE JR. and DAVID RAYFIEL

A piece of dotty, slightly paranoid intrigue. Three Days of the Condor promises little and keeps its word. It is hard to get indignant about it, or enthusiastic either. There is no clear compliment the movie can be paid without an immediate qualification: it is smooth but forgettable, bearable but brainless. The film has nothing novel to say and nothing to offer except Robert Redford. But the way things work in Hollywood these days, Redford is enough.

Three Days of the Condor should be considered not so...