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Emilia Holmström’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Just look at the cast in this one and tell me you don't want to see it! Well, don't bother. It's almost a crime to put this cast through this kind of mediocrity.
The film is about an ex active CIA agent gone underground and undercover after a job gone wrong. It starts off really well, it's fast-paced and the story sucks you in. And it's just so delicious to see John Malkovich as the CIA Europe Division Chief arguing with his British counterpart Toni Collette, the MI5 Intelligence Chief! And Orlando Bloom is so good with his British accent and, for once, almost unrecognisably in a bad-guy role! For the other famous actors, Michael Douglas is average, and this is not Rapace's best film either but she's still captivating as always.
But that's where the positive ends. As the story moves along, it becomes more and more bizarre and unbelievable. And just plain stupid. No logic what so ever. And that's what pisses me off the most. So many promises of greatness left unfulfilled. And what a stupid, pointless and unrelated ending. It drives me mad.
And oh, btw the only black dude and family man dies. Of course. And basically none of the other characters even notice. The worst is that as a viewer you see it coming from miles away and you don't even care because the story is just that bad.