- Summary: MI5 agent Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is left with a secret file that could bring down the government when his boss (Michael Gambon) suddenly dies. He also grows suspicious of his beautiful, young neighbor (Rachel Weisz) who seeks his company.
- Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series, Action & Adventure
- Show Type: Hasn't Aired
- Season 1 premiere date: Nov 6, 2011
- Air Time: 11:55 PM
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I was looking forward to seeing this movie mostly because Bill Nighy has charmed me since I saw him in "The Boat that Rocked," and Rachel Weisz is a curiosity piece now that she's Mrs. James Bond (which is how she's billed on a recent cover of Chatelaine). The movie should have been a perfect selection for Masterpiece Contemporary, but it was mostly talking heads, although the heads that talked were some of the best in British film and theater. Instead of highly stylized art, it was a morass of muddled conversations about art, high government corruption, father-daughter relationships, and more high government corruption. Fortunately, Bill Nighy is so elegant and understated, he can fascinate you even if he's reciting a list, and Ralph Fiennes is also a master of subtlety, absolutely necessary for a film that is trying to be so subtle that if you blink, you'll miss major exchanges of suppressed emotional fury. Everyone else just did their job as well as they could under the circumstances. Weisz was miscastâ… Expand
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