Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind a contentious file whose explosive contents threaten the stability of the organisation. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find the truth.
A thinking person's movie
Not a shoot'em up or gun in sight, this smart little thriller trades on brains and not brawn. Page Eight is a great movie for those who want a change from effects and stunt driven movies about the intelligence services.
Great Movie - really enjoyed the plot, the acting. and the flow of the movie. As good if not better than Tinker Tailor. Bill Nighy is a superb actor - understated and modest, and is able to bring you into his spy world in the way the English manage a lot better tnan most American films. HIghly recommend this movie and have rated 5 stars. Enjoy if you like intrigue and insight into behind the scenes in our secret services.
Smart & stylish spy film - outstanding