Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Feb 10, 2012
    The action is contained within a coherent dramatic structure and the puzzle-box paranoia of spy-agency protocol.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 213 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 72
  2. Negative: 6 out of 72
  1. Feb 12, 2012
    The film starts out fast and rarely lets up. I found myself rooting for Reynolds the entire movie and against Washington, of course until the end. Both actors played their roles phenomenally. Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    Is it a great film? No. Does Denzel once again prove he is one of the most amazing actor's of his generation? Yes. Ryan Reynold's is passable, but it really is Denzel's film and he is able to turn a good script into a very good one. Worth seeing alone for Denzel's performance. Loads of action, lots of fun. Full Review »
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    Yuck film......I mean the acting is good and the action free flowing but the plot is completely devoid of any originality. I love an action flick as much as the next bloke but it tried to be too smart and failed and therefore failed as a film......Dont waste your cash.
    Oh and Brendan Gleeson is better than this even if Denzel isn't
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