The Recruit (2003)

The Recruit (2003)
  • Time: 115 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Roger Donaldson
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan


James Clayton is one of the top prospects in the new crop of CIA recruits. His intelligence and unconventional attitude attract the attention of veteran Walter Burke who squires him through the Agency’s difficult training courses and helps him to quickly rise through the ranks. Clayton is then given a special assignment, to root out a suspected mole that has infiltrated the Agency.

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  • “The Recruit” is full of twists and turns and you won’t figure out what is going on until the end. I really liked this movie, there was a balance of action, suspense, thrill and romance which can satisfy both genders. It starts off as your standard, mundane, predictable political thriller but turns out to be much more than that. Its story is intricate with characters who all have tricks up their sleeves. It makes true of the motto ‘Nothing is what it seems’ and creates a wicked fun film that holds up strongly on repeated viewings. The film moves a little too quickly and some of the dialogue feels very contrived and forced, but it’s a pretty strong CIA thriller that I enjoy watching numerous times. Al Pacino, Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan were born to do their roles in this movie. A must see film which will certainly leave you wanting more! Get it, it will not disappoint you.

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