Back in February, shooting started on “The Catcher Was a Spy” with Paul Rudd in the lead role and on Friday, it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sadly, the reviews were, for the most part, less than spectacular.
“Fact-based misfire” – Variety
“Not even Paul Rudd can save this dull spy drama” – Slash Film
“An extraordinary man gets a bland biopic” – Collider
“Fascinating story of Boston Red Sox player Moe Berg far from home run” – The Wrap
The film is based off the 1994 book by Nicholas Dawidoff The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. According to Deadline, the film focuses on Berg’s most important mission…infiltrating the circle of the lead scientist for the Nazi atomic program.