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The Veteran (2011)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  29 April 2011 (UK)
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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Fawwaz Abdullah
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Omar
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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Robert Miller: We were told Al Qaeda never use women.
Gerry Langdon: Every parasite adopts to its host and evolves. It's only a question of time.
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This Film is dedicated in loving memory to Deverok Pritchard (1939-2008) See more »

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Unexpected gem!
21 July 2011 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I new nothing about this film before seeing it and had no expectations whatsoever. As it started I feared it would be a re-trodden path of the ex-soldier having a hard time readjusting and dealing with depression, which in a way it was. However, the story soon split into several subplots, raising my level of interest and intrigue, before building into a crescendo of a well acted and nicely, grittily shot espionage film.

I read the review by Ced Yuen, and I'm a little surprised someone would try to dismantle this film and attack it's exaggeration of reality in terms of how a returning soldier would react and how non-realistic the ensuing action was. This film is pure entertainment, with a gritty, suedo- realism that is obviously from the mind of a writer who intended to entertain with an interesting and exciting story. It's not supposed to be a documentary of great insight into the mind of a war veteran.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and recommend it if you are in the mood for something different, yet very entertaining, with a nice mix of genre that you would not usually come across.


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