Pierce Brosnan plays Andy Osnard, a disgraced MI6 agent who`s sent to the hardship post of Panama to monitor the situation there for the Brits. No one`s happy about handing the management of the Panama Canal back to the Panamanians, least of all the Americans who`d run it for 85 years. In Panama Andy heads straight for Harry Pendel, Geoffrey Rush, a tailor with Saville Row credentials who nips and tucks for the high-flyers of Panamanian society - he even made suits for Noriega when he was alive. Harry`s a perfect target for Andy because he has a secret past which he`s hidden from his American wife Louisa, Jamie Lee Curtis, and he has debts. Andy wants dirt and he knows Harry has fitting room connections. Harry is horrified at the prospect of betraying confidences but Andy leans on him and so he obliges with a mish mash of fact and fiction....This arch blend of modern day thriller and comedy suits Boorman well, the dual targets of self-serving Brits and gung-ho Americans are grist for his deeply cynical mill. Much of the film was shot on location in Panama, apparently the thought of having James Bond as a visitor outweighed any indignities Panamanian authorities might suffer in the film. But for me the heavy handedness of casting Brosnan in this role, carrying his Bond credentials but leaving the persona way behind was an error. And pitching the performance of Geoffrey Rush just above naturalism, creating a semi-clown out of his character does the film no service either. But despite that there`s much to enjoy in The Tailor of Panama like Boorman`s sure hand as a visual director. Comments from David StrattonJohn Boorman`s delicious film version of John Le Carre`s book is perfectly cast, Pierce Brosnan as the anti-James Bond anti-hero and Geoffrey Rush as the fantasising English tailor. The mood evokes Graham Greene`s Our Man In Havana - the film is witty and sharp and impeccably acted.