An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.
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
Bill Granger had created his characters expertly in print, but a major script breakthrough came by raising Peter Devereaux's protégé, Mason (who is played by Luke Bracey), from a supporting to a lead role, and making the film a two-hander for him and Devereaux. Co-Screenwriter Karl Gajdusek said of this film: "The whole point of adapting the story for the screen was to give image and voice to the rich characters that Granger created. In Devereaux, it was about staying true to Granger, and in Mason we found the vehicle to update for the times." See more »
In front of the garage, after shooting a van driver point blank in the head with a Glock 17, Deveraux continues to use his Zastava CZ99 in the following gunfight. 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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