Mother. Lover. Traitor. Spy.
The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGBs longest-serving British spy. The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy. English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the West in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.
- The souped-up plot is certainly indigestible, and there's a steady stream of bad laughs, but something genuinely frightening comes through: a woman's sense of disempowerment by men on all sides of the law. – New York Magazine/Vulture
- Hardwick's film is gleefully entertaining in a B-movie kind of way, zesty yet also corny at times…For those who go along for the wild, undemanding ride, it makes for a good Friday night action flick. – Salon.com