Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: January 31, 2003 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 36 Critics
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Mixed:
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For most of this movie, things are exactly what they seem--mediocre.
40
The Recruit is quick and tense, and some of it is fun, but I didn't believe a single thing in it, and the over-all effect of the movie is to make one depressed that the Christmas "art" season is over. [27 January 2003, p. 94]
40
Al Pacino is his own venue as yet another flamboyant, self-ironic, self-dramatizing, self-parodying, self-selfing quasi-Mephistopheles. His performance isn't very good, but it's big.