The Secret Agent (1996 film)

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The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent (film).jpg
DVD cover
Directed byChristopher Hampton
Written byChristopher Hampton
Based onThe Secret Agent
by Joseph Conrad
Music byPhilip Glass
CinematographyDenis Lenoir
Edited byGeorge Akers
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • 8 November 1996 (1996-11-08)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom United States

The Secret Agent is a 1996 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Christopher Hampton and starring Bob Hoskins and Patricia Arquette. It is adapted from Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel of the same name.[1]



The film currently holds a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] At Metacritic, it also has a Metascore of 41, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]


  1. ^ Mark Deming. "The Secret Agent (1996) - Christopher Hampton - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  2. ^ "Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ "The Secret Agent". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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