Whether it is referred to as "Spooks: The Greater Good" or "MI-5", the television series-based action outing supplies medium-heat thrills and a moderately successful narrative. Starring Kit Harington as an MI-5 agent embroiled in agency-related skullduggery, the film makes for a mildly appealing experience.
"Spooks: The Greater Good" begins with an MI-5 operation going terribly awry. From that spark, agency players are thrown into conflict as rifts are exposed and terror mounts against London.
The narrative may hold more weight for those familiar with the television program upon which it is based, but the story is solid and features enough geo-political moving parts to intrigue. The production excels during its action-laden stretches or when it allows Harington to stand out, but it sinks into flatness when its drama comes to the fore.
"Spooks: The Greater Good" is an adequate action film. Bolstered by its leading man and the classic beats of its narrative, the film offers mid-level cinematic impact.