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(at around 1h) While Cherevin is escorting Carthy to the restroom, one of the CIA agents picks Cherevin's pocket, using his left hand to steal Cherevin's wallet. Simultaneously the agent is holding his phone in his right hand. In the next shot, the stolen wallet is in the agent's right hand. See more »
I am not the most discriminating of action film viewers, avid reader of Clancy and his designated batters and thought Chris Pine did a wonderful job on the Star Trek films.
That said, this film was a load of rubbish....one of the few times that I seriously considered walking out mid-film.
The reasons: 1. Acting was wooden across the board and the selection of Keira Knightly as Dr. Cathy Ryan was abysmally bad;
2. Plot (contrary to some of the views I read) was non-existent and farcical. Unlike a good Clancy novel, no basis in reality;
3. There is one scene that is particularly ridiculous. All I will ask an intelligent viewer, do you ever think a Russian oligarch worth billions would seriously consider going out to dinner with a compliance officer.
I would seriously not bother going to see this film or even bother it renting it. In short, even if someone gave me free tickets with dinner included, I would now pass on the "opportunity."
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