The Catcher Was a Spy is a period thriller that could use more thrills: EW review

The Catcher Was a Spy is a period thriller that could use more thrills: EW review

The catcher was a spy

type
Movie
genre
Drama
release date
06/22/18
performer
Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller
director
Ben Lewin
mpaa
R


We gave it a C+

When Nicholas Dawidoff’s book The Catcher Was a Spy was first published in 1994, it was one of those rare, unbelievable stranger-than-fiction stories that practically leaped off the page. The basic thumbnail went like this: During World War II, at the height of the A-bomb race between the U.S. and Nazi Germany, Moe Berg, a Jewish major-league baseball player who was lea

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