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2000s, Drama - Spies, Uncategorized

The Recruit (2003)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An orignal screenplay
Writers/Script Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer
Additional Info Said to be watched by CIA recruits as light entertainment.
Director Roger Donaldson
Starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht
Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women are recruited to be CIA agents by a dynamic and charismatic official, and go through the induction process, before being released into the Langley environment as both official and secret agents. One, whose father, now dead, might have once been an agent, is tasked with following another who is said to be a mole. But is she? And if she is not, what the hell is going on?
Content Quite a lot of boot camp stuff, as we might expect, then post graduation the former students stalk each other. Two of them become lovers and sex is implied but no nudity. AP shouts quite a bit, a sort of a car chase, and a couple of gun shots. Scenes in night clubs and some drinking and drunkeness.
A View Mixed reviews from the critics, it generally thought to have a good first and possibly second act, but failing in the third. I enjoyed most of the twists, and found the whole watchable, so quite an entertaining watch if you enjoy spy stuff, with mind games.

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