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‘Red Joan' a pale spy drama

29 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

MOVIE REVIEW
“Red Joan”
Rated R. At Kendall Square Cinema.
Grade: B-
In “Red Joan,” a slightly dull drama “inspired by a true story,” Judi Dench plays an Englishwoman in her 80s, whom we see in opening scenes trimming a hedge in front of her modest suburban home in the spring of 2000.
Sitting inside, the woman we will know as Joan Smith reads the obituary of Sir William Mitchell. Suddenly, MI5 bursts in and arrests Joan and carts her away in handcuffs. She has no idea why. Well, as it turns out maybe she has. We flash back to Cambridge 1938, where a pert and petite young Joan (Sophie...
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