Adapted from Joseph Conrad’s novel, this spy thriller set in 1894 London centers on Verloc, who harbors a bigger secret than the porn photos he sells: He’s an anarchist and an operative for the Russian government.
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Philip Glass's score is one of his greatest works. However, I had only heard the score and until last night had never seen the movie. On its own, the score is terrific; when paired with the movie, it's just audio wallpaper for this muddled adaptation. Robin Williams as the Professor is the greatest thing here that cannot be abstracted from the film itself, and I wonder why he was uncredited.