Six Minutes to Midnight Is an Unusually Gentle Spy Tale

Six Minutes to Midnight Is an Unusually Gentle Spy Tale

Six Minutes to Midnight, an espionage drama directed by Andy Goddard and starring Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench, has a gentle spirit that you don’t expect from a period spy thriller—but then, there aren’t many spy thrillers with imperiled schoolgirls at their center. Even with her countrymen becoming increasingly suspicious, with good reason, of all things German, Miss Rocholl insists on believing in the basic decency of her young charges. The school’s former English teacher has mysteriously disappeared; Miller is to be his replacement, and Miss Rocholl puts him through a frosty, unwelcoming interview before hiring him. The idea for Six Minutes to Midnight emerged from Izzard’s fascination with the school. Read more reviews by Stephanie ZacharekAs compelling as the raw idea may be, the plot of Six Minutes to Midnight could have been more finely tuned.

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