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  • Fun and entertaining
    This is a movie that shows there is an option for an excellent spy movie formatted as a witty smart comedy that avoids bloody violence. It is a classic, with characters that have a full and rich personality trait and a fast paced plot that leaves no loose ends...

    You will enjoy from begining to end, and you can watch it with your children! ...more info
  • One of our favorite romantic comedies
    Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson -- not a pairing that springs immediately to mind, but one that works to produce a delightfully sharp, smart, funny film. Throw in Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, and a very young Sam Waterston, and you have a real winner. Hopscotch is one of those movies that we just watch over and over again. Having gone through two or three copies of the tape, we're now getting the DVD.

    This is one of those movies that runs on pure wit. One of our favorite scenes is Matthau's engineering the destruction of the CIA director's country house -- by the CIA, and accompanied by the score of Madama Butterfly. As for the cast, Jackson is a perfect droll foil for Matthau's wild irreverence as he undertakes writing his memoirs -- a disclosure of CIA operations during his career as station head in Europe -- and then proceeds to release them, a chapter at a time, to all the major powers. Suddenly, everyone wants the memoirs -- and Matthau -- suppressed, with extreme prejudice. And the chase is on.

    If you're looking for fast action, gun battles, car chases, and Matrix-style special effects, look elsewhere. But if you want a smart, talky, brilliantly plotted and performed romantic thriller-comedy, Hopscotch is a sure bet. Well, I'd love to continue this review, but I'm getting a sudden urge to watch Hopscotch again, for the umpteenth time....more info

  • A classic Walter Mathau film
    Dated, but still fresh. When I need "bubblegum" this is one of my favorites. Comical, with a good twist ending....more info
  • Comedy
    This is a long time favorite. Walter Mattau at his best. Great lines, quirky plot. Watched over and over again. A definite keeper....more info
  • Hopscotch for the intelligent rebel
    What a delight. Hopscotch is a tight, intelligent romp, with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson playing the haves, and Ned Beatty and the CIA playing the have-nots. In the middle is a young Sam Waterston, the protege of Matthau, trying to ablate the friction between the two factions.
    This is a wonderful tale of a discarded CIA operative, clashing with "The Company" with hilarious and clever international "one-upsmanships". Staying one step ahead, Matthau & Jackson foil Beatty and the CIA and Herbert Lom and the KGB, who are trying to keep Matthau from writing an expose about the CIA's operations.
    What a treat! I have seen it many times and recommend it highly to anyone who likes the game of tag, clever dodges, and Mozart....more info
  • hopscotch
    An absolutely superb show! THE favorite for my entire family! interesting, fun and smartly written. matthau and jackson are the super couple!...more info
  • dvd
    this dvd was alot of fun to watch and the way the story played out kept you wanting to watch....more info
  • One of our favorite romantic comedies
    Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson -- not a pairing that springs immediately to mind, but one that works to produce a delightfully sharp, smart, funny film. Throw in Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, and a very young Sam Waterston, and you have a real winner. Hopscotch is one of those movies that we just watch over and over again. Having gone through two or three copies of the tape, we're now getting the DVD.

    This is one of those movies that runs on pure wit. One of our favorite scenes is Matthau's engineering the destruction of the CIA director's country house -- by the CIA, and accompanied by the score of Madama Butterfly. As for the cast, Jackson is a perfect droll foil for Matthau's wild irreverence as he undertakes writing his memoirs -- a disclosure of CIA operations during his career as station head in Europe -- and then proceeds to release them, a chapter at a time, to all the major powers. Suddenly, everyone wants the memoirs -- and Matthau -- suppressed, with extreme prejudice. And the chase is on.

    If you're looking for fast action, gun battles, car chases, and Matrix-style special effects, look elsewhere. But if you want a smart, talky, brilliantly plotted and performed romantic thriller-comedy, Hopscotch is a sure bet. Well, I'd love to continue this review, but I'm getting a sudden urge to watch Hopscotch again, for the umpteenth time....more info

  • Terrific action comedy
    Hopscotch surely ranks as one of the ten best action comedy movies ever made. While its cold war theme is now dated, terrific acting by Matthau, Jackson, Beatty and a young Sam Waterson makes this moves a joy to watch. A great ensamble cast along with good scenes in Eaurope and the US makes this one of the most enjoyable movies ever made....more info
  • You Can Skip It
    This is an odd choice to get the full Criterion treatment as it's a fairly tame cold war romantic comedy thriller with a very low-key romance and few real thrills or laughs. Charade this ain't. Good location shooting, and it's interesting to think there was a time when a mainstream entertainment would cater to a mature audience. But, be prepared for a very mellow affair.

    Not sure why this merits an "R" rating as all Ned Beatty's profanities have been very obviously overdubbed. ...more info
  • oldtimes
    Seems like old times. We have waited a long time for the release of a quality dvd of this "fun to watch" spy frolic and Criterion has done just that. Our package arrived in 3 days even with the standard shipping with the "ships free" option. We could not be more pleased....more info
  • One of my all time Favorite movies.
    This is an awesome movie in every respect. I can't imagine anyone not liking this movie. Spy movie with a comedy twist. Great cast and superb acting.

    This version of the DVD (Criterion) is worth every penny. I don't know if there is a lesser quality version out there, but if you enjoy Crits and don't know this movie, don't hesitate. Super....more info

  • The CIA was never this funny!
    If you like fast-paced movies with humor, you'll LOVE this one! Walter Matthau is tops as an older CIA agent whose boss wants to take out of the field and put behind a desk. Matthau is not having any of that and his solution is witty and wild!
    This is one of my favorite movies!...more info
  • CIA Antics
    I first saw this movie when it was shown on TV, and added it to a list of must haves.
    If you like clever comedy and like to see the underdog win, it's a must watch....more info
  • Hopscotch
    A light-hearted venture in trickery and deceipt, merrily leading the villin into flustration. Perhaps the publisher, Parker Westly summed this movie up when he said, "I'm afraid your friend Kendig has you well and truely by the short hairs!"...more info
  • Ex-Spy vs Spy(s)
    An older spy revolts against the new program by writing his career down. A spy find and kill exspy travelcade becomes less funny and more dangerous at each turn; but the old head can still run circle's around the new crew. Love and friendships come and change, this movie is both a comic high and an adventure....more info
  • Great flick!
    A really fun movie to watch. Walter Matthau is at his best baiting Ned Beatty's character. Matthau and Glenda Jackson are a terrific pair. I never get tired of watching this movie. ...more info
  • Getting his own back
    One of the most humorous, get the establishment I've seen. Walter Mattheau is superb as the opera singing, ex CIA agent getting his own back on the man who fired him. Many laughs and great imaginative writing. Buy this and have a fun experience....more info
  • Walter at his best!
    It was Lewis's favorite. I am sure he is whistling Mozart in heaven....more info
  • Superb..what can I say
    Brilliant film, superbly moved to widescreen format. It's a credit to everyone involved in the conversion to DVD..
    What has been said already I can't better. Hopscotch is a classic...probably the best money I've ever spent on a DVD.

    Buy it, watch it and enjoy. It can be watched dozens of times.

    I would rate video 5/5, audio 5/5...more info

  • Delightful put-down of stuffy bureacracies
    Walter Matthau, is, as always, a top performer, and this DVD is no exception. It is essentially a kind of pure American put down of stuffy bureacracies and bureacrats by the usual witty, bright, and go-your-own-way battler against city hall(s). Here Matthau takes on the CIA, FBI, and his opposite in the KGB (who is nonetheless a friend) and winds up twisting all their noses in the end and escaping their less-than-desirable intentions for him. Along the way are numerous hilarious turn-about-plays that will often leave one in stitches, along with a warm sense of satisfaction that at least fictionally, the stuffycrats have had their tails well and truly twisted....more info
  • I have been waiting for this on DVD
    I love Walter Matthau...this and the The Survivors with Robin Williams have to be my two favorite comedies of his...

    I don't have much to add to other reviews except to recommend The Survivors which also just came out on DVD...Amazon should offer them as a two fer......more info