The Recruit (2003) Reviews
When I heard about this flick, I thought it sounded great on paper. Indeed, back in those days, Colin Farrell was hailed as the next best thing and, this time, he was associated with Al Pacino, easily one of the greatest actors of the last 30 years so I had some rather high expectations. Unfortunately, it turned out to a decent and entertaining thriller but not much more than that, I'm afraid, but, at least, it was still miles better than most of the recent movies involving Al Pacino. Basically, the beginning was decent, you get the usual introduction of the rookie in the spy agency, nothing really fancy or original but still pretty effective. But then, slowly but surely, the whole thing started to get pretty murky as they kept piling the twists on top of each other and I pretty much lost interest in the damned plot at some point. I wonder why they don't give us so more realistic spy features which would be much more compelling to behold. Anyway, to conclude, even though the whole thing had some potential, it was nothing really amazing but since I have a weak spot for the genre, I thought it was entertaining enough and I guess it is worth a look but don't expect anything really amazing though.
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