Otto Preminger's final film is a tepid, uninteresting, bland espionage thriller that focuses more on talking rather than thrills.
When it comes to critiquing, I don't like to use the overused word 'boring,' because it can be easily applied to anything where nothing much happens. Well, The Human Factor is certainly boring. Nothing happens for the first hour; just exposition. Sometimes, the camera will sit there while two characters talk about something, but that's it, no creativity whatsoever, no action to give the narrative any kinetic energy. Halfway through the movie, something happens, which is then proceeded by more talking. Then the film abruptly ends.
Okay, I'm vague about the film's plot, but does it matter? A story about…