My 2017 Ridley Scott Catalog Revue - Entry #5
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Considering the film's title I thought there would be more twists and turns in this political espionage thriller that was the 4th pairing of director Scott and box-office draw Crowe.
The cast (including Oscar Isaac & Marc Strong both of whom would return with Crowe in Scott's Robin Hood) along with the director try their best to elevate this somewhat generic material but don't quite succeed.
In the film's final scene a character is shown shuffling through a marketplace in a nondescript manner. That for me was a prefect reflection of the movie itself...shuffling off the screen not really having in mind what it wanted to achieve.
1/2 star deduction for Crowe's attempt at a southern accent.