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
When Samir buys an apple on a market in Marseilles, you can clearly see the French word "traiteur" (in English: delicatessen), similar to the word "traître" (in English: traitor) on the awning in the background, when he leaves the market. See more »
When Samir parks the SUV at the apartment complex on the street next to the basketball game, the driver's side front window is all the way down. When the police following him reach it, the window is completely up. See more »
[last lines - peace greeting]
Alaykum Al-Salaam. And you should *start* the conversation with that.
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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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