Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Mr. Pitt moves through this unexpectedly solid thriller with dazzling confidence, showing off all the star power that he usually works overtime to hide.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    More important, we should take into account the fact that this is really quite a good movie--a character-driven (as opposed to whammy-driven) suspense drama--dark, fatalistic and, within its melodramatically stretched terms, emotionally plausible.
  3. In this quiet, absorbing, shades-of-gray drama, a kind of thriller meditation on the schism in Northern Ireland, we get the story of not one but two powerfully opposing heroes.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AnthonyS.
    Aug 28, 2006
    10
    The acting, directing, and storyline were all superb. Five stars! This film shines brilliantly and goes far beyond what most of today's The acting, directing, and storyline were all superb. Five stars! This film shines brilliantly and goes far beyond what most of today's movies can muster. The storyline was original, gripping, and touching. Both Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford play their roles impeccably - Pitt acts the terrorist renegade, and Ford the cop that won't break the rules. In the very end of the film you really get to asking yourself how much our lives are influenced by our experiences. Full Review »