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Movie review: Red Joan

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Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson star in Red Joan (2018).

Red Joan— Running Time: 2:16 — Rating: R

With a cast of fine actors in the disturbing time slot of early Cold War, why is “Red Joan” not more absorbing? The events of the movie are historically enormous and yet they unfold here as if it was all a minor sub-plot in the Cold War. This may be partly British understatement but the major question we are left with is how this true story remained a secret until now.

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