A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 5.8/10 (5,372 voted)
Critic's Score: 37/100
Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen
Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.
Writers: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
(as Odette Yustman)
(as Yuriy Sardarov)
Senator Dennis Darden
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
(as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
FBI Director Roger Bell
(as Andrew 'Sir' Manning)
Keep your enemies close
Release Date: 28 October 2011
Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA
When they are in Paris in 1988 the American Embassy in Paris is flying the European Union flag.
A good film but it could have let the viewer think a bit more.
Richard Gere plays "Paul Shepherdson," a decorated CIA veteran who is
just pulled out of retirement & teamed up with new & upcoming agent,
Ben Geary (Topher Grace) to find the truth about the Russian assassin
"Cassius," who Shepherdson claimed to have killed years before. The
intel says he lives & is now in the US. The movie follows the duo as
the real truth of the matter comes closer, and things are not always as
they seem, not like we haven't heard that line before in countless
intelligence genre films. It just failed to deliver surprise as very
early we are bombarded with hints as to who's who. All the elements
where there, great actors & production but the script wasn't as
brilliant as it could have been. They could have played out an
extraordinary cat & mouse game if things in the script were changed. I
did enjoy watching this and I give a 7/10 generously as I'm a fan of
both Grace & Gere.
Also I would recommend a watch at least on the web, cause the ad
campaign failed so horribly in marketing the film, maybe they could at
least go VOD or STV cause it really deserves more.