Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: January 31, 2003
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BroyaxJan 21, 2017
Un peu long, une fin au rebondissement tarabiscoté et un Colin Farrell qui semble pour le moins perdu face à un Al Pacino éclatant et grandiose (comme de coutume). Si on devait donner une définition du charisme en deux mots, ce serait "AlUn peu long, une fin au rebondissement tarabiscoté et un Colin Farrell qui semble pour le moins perdu face à un Al Pacino éclatant et grandiose (comme de coutume). Si on devait donner une définition du charisme en deux mots, ce serait "Al Pacino" et ce serait tout-à-fait normAl.

Néanmoins, le film ne repose pas entièrement sur ses épaules de superstar : Roger Donaldson livre un film consciencieux à la réalisation de bon élève appliqué quoique sans génie... et pour un film d'espions, l'intrigue se laisse suivre sans aucune migraine, preuve d'une ossature assez solide pour réussir à nous induire en erreur ici et là.

La fin est vraiment maladroite, pas en elle-même, mais la façon dont elle est amenée et résolue, ce qui nous laisse à penser ce que l'on pensait depuis le début : la recrue est un petit con. Heureusement qu'Al est là... un génie !
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Avalon011May 3, 2016
This movie is just completely stupid, the recruit is just obsessed throughout the whole movie with this girl and making a fool out of himself, I was hoping he would get shot.
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FilmQueenNov 28, 2015
This action film is quite good, a bit slow at certain parts, but it is interesting to find out what's really going on. The ending has a good enough twist.
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oxanaJan 3, 2015
Who is a friend, a who is a foe? What is the truth, and what a lie? Whom can you trust, and is any of this truly real? Colin Farrell and Al Pacino make a perfect duo with an unstable balance between each other, even if they are a teacher andWho is a friend, a who is a foe? What is the truth, and what a lie? Whom can you trust, and is any of this truly real? Colin Farrell and Al Pacino make a perfect duo with an unstable balance between each other, even if they are a teacher and a student of sorts. And when things get tricky, can you really suspect the one who is supposed to be your guiding line? Oh the places where blind trust can lead you... Expand
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MovieGuysAug 16, 2014
The Recruit is one of those thrillers that thinks it's so much smarter than it is, and tries to confuse and trick you by making you think "nothing is what it seems" and such, even though the whole thing just doesn't make any sense. This is anThe Recruit is one of those thrillers that thinks it's so much smarter than it is, and tries to confuse and trick you by making you think "nothing is what it seems" and such, even though the whole thing just doesn't make any sense. This is an age-old movie trick that is getting tired. Just because a movie is complicated and vague, does not mean it's a good movie. This one tries to be as good as a Bourne movie, but the thrills and visceral performances just aren't there. Even Pacino looks bored!

The one plus of the movie is that it is interesting to see the training involved in becoming a CIA employee. this part of the movie kept me engaged the whole time, even if the rest of it felt like a generic Hollywood spy thriller.
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InFAMOUSDexterOct 14, 2011
This review contains spoilers. I don't understand why you people don't like this film. I personally think that it is amazing, and also is you take a look at the other films that are released that year, it make it even better. Collapse
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