The Recruit details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Gabriel Macht, Al Pacino, Bridget Moynahan, Eugene Lipinski, Colin Farrell|
|Studio:||TOUCHSTONE HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Top Thrillers, Decades: 00s, Retired and Dangerous, Retired and Extremely Dangerous|
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Aug 2003|
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explosive thrillerBy a customer from wales ,mold , 06 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]in an era where a countrys' first line of defence ,intelligence is most important,comes an explosive thriller staring al pacino and colin farrell.James clayton(farell) might not have the attitude of a typical recruit,but he is one of the most smartest graduating seniors in the country-and he's just the person walter burke(pacino) wants in his agency.James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to ordinary life,but before he becomes an opps officer,James has to survive the agencys secret training ground,where green recruits are moulded into seasonedc veterans.Burke teaches him the ropes and rules,james rises through the ranks and falls for layla(Moynahan),one of his fellow recruits.But just when james questions his role and his cat and mouse relationship with his mentor, burke taps him for a special assignment to root out a mole.As the suspense builds towards a gripping climax,it soon becomes clear that the CIA'S old maxims are true.'Trust no one' and 'nothing is what it seems'.
A trully outstanding film ,edge of seat action start to finnish. a must to see
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Another tick in the boxBy Danlaa (8 reviews) from Liverpool , 28 Oct 2011This has been on my to do list for a while now, finally got round to watching it thanks to love film. Glad i did as well cause it was a decent film, seems intelligent on the surface and may well of been for its time but its what makes this a good watch. You don't have to think too much about any of it apart from the odd 50/50 question that creeps up on you but no real brain teasers. None the less a good watch but without Pacino or Farell you probably would not be interested. So unless your a fan of the two then i'd put it on the back burner, another tick in the box for me however.
Exciting, lots of twists and turns - just great!!!By Jano (28 reviews) from Stafford , 26 Oct 2011Thrilling from the beginning kept me pinned to the TV for the whole duration, exciting, great storyline and lots of twists and turns. Well made film! 5star!!
Not the best or the brightestBy Stuartgh (3 reviews) from Leicester , 26 Oct 2011Not very convincing, sorry. (Do I need to use up my remaining 16 words to establish my cred as a spy thriller film reviewer?:-)
Excellent film, that keeps you guessingBy KelSmell (185 reviews) from Telford , 25 Oct 2011Fantastic film. This is a film that I would recommend to others. It is one of those films that keeps you guessing and is fab to watch. I throughly enjoyed it. All actors and actresses played their parts brilliantly too.
A good film with a twist in the middle that drags to the end.By a customer , 20 Oct 2011A good film with a twist in the middle that drags to the end.
The ending was somewhat predictable but i still enjoyed the film as a whole.