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The Recruit (2003)

Director:
Roger Donaldson
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Mystery
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
115 minutes
Producer:
Jeff Apple
Gary Barber
Roger Birnbaum
Screenwriter:
Roger Towne
Kurt Wimmer
Mitch Glazer


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Walter Burke Al Pacino
James Douglas Clayton Colin Farrell
Layla Moore Bridget Moynahan
Zack Gabriel Macht
Alan Kenneth Mitchell
Robbie Gibson Mike Realba
Dennis Slayne Karl Pruner

 

Review

Action-director Roger Donaldson pairs up with the unknown Towne brother in this overplotted meta-spy-thriller starring a mildly inspired Al Pacino and a confused Colin Farrell. I suspect people with inside information from CIA's HQ in Langley will pluck this story apart when it comes to credibility, but the film's real problem is that it does little to hide the wiring under the board of the plot, which twists and turns until you become so conscious about it that you start caring less about the characters. With that said, the final scene is clever and to a degree makes up for the constrained feel of the movie's final third.

 

Copyright 13.10.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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