Samir Horn is a former soldier, a devout Muslim, and U.S. citizen in the Middle East selling bomb detonators to Islamic radicals. He joins their cause as both the FBI and a rogue CIA agent track him. Horn escapes a Yemeni prison, goes underground in France where he proves his abilities, and is sent to the United States to choreograph a simultaneous and multiple terror attack. Will the intelligence agencies talk to each other, and can Horn be stopped? Written by
Co-writer/director Jeffrey Nachmanoff met with several intelligence professionals, political observers and other specialists to make his script as realistic as possible. See more »
During Samir and Carter's first conversation, very few drops are visible hitting either them or the car next to them during a heavy rainstorm. See more »
I've been in a lot of battles. And it may have seemed like a suicide mission at the time, but we always had a plan to come home.
You must be willing to sacrifice some of your pawns if you want to win the game.
I don't know.
I think you do. You risked your life to share your food with a stranger.
That's not the same thing. I was just doing my duty. If I had known...
Jihadi is also your duty. Ahmed has told me what you have done in Afghanistan.
Tactics have changed my friend.
Tactics have always ...
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Very Involving Thinking-Person's Story & Great Acting
This was an excellent movie, a very intriguing and topical story involving terrorism with the basic message that there are good and bad people everywhere, of all races, religions, sects, whatever. The question in this film, for at least half of the movie, is: "Is Samir (Don Cheadle) a good guy or a bad guy?"
I don't want to say too much in fear of spoiling anything because that could easily be done while discussing this film. Suffice to say that this will keep your interest for the full running time and is a thinking person's movie more than most.
Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough, Said Taghmaoui and Alyy Kahn are all fantastic in the lead roles. The direction and photography also is top-notch. Those who pick apart this movie are nit-picking because it's a very entertaining film while not overdoing the action or the stereotypical characters.
One thing that's odd about this film: it has very strong statements which will please both liberals and conservatives, both devoutly religious folks and atheists. It pretty much covers the field.
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