Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. Written by
The birth date stated in Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan)'s file, 16th May 1953, is actually Brosnan's actual real-life birthday. See more »
The young agent is able to determine his former mentor has a child with a search through the CIA database; while no one else in this large intelligence gathering organization is able to. See more »
I'm going back to work.
[takes her place at the table]
Don't worry, I checked her out.
Scenario: Agent falls in love with girl. Agent runs an op. Girl gets kidnapped. The other guys want to know the agent's source. What does he do? What do they do to the girl, hmm?
Is there a point to this?
Yeah, over your right shoulder.
[seeing another agent]
Us or them?
How the fuck should I know? Does it really matter? You feel the need for a relationship? Get a dog.
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Pierce Brosnan puts his James Bond persona to bed with this film. I've been off Brosnan in the last couple of years since Bond, though he's a brave actor and has tried various roles. This one puts him firmly back in the action mould. His character Devereaux could take Bond with one arm behind his back - well not perhaps not Daniel Craig but he'd give him a run for his money. It was as gritty a performance as I have ever seen from Brosnan and ranks alongside the current Bond and Bourne for tension and is not far behind for action. His character is cold and dangerous and utterly ruthless. The plot too is clever with twists and turns and betrayals. I was engrossed from start to finish. The action is fast and graphic. Go see it. Its a fun ride.
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