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Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 September 2012 (USA)
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

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... Ewan
... Charlotte
... Ash
... Mark
... Kate
... Nabil
... Amin
... Scott
... Emma
... Harry
Tariq Jordan ... Paul
... Yussif
... Sgt. Glen Conlan
... Ibrahim
... Rena
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Cleanskin: Ewan (Sean Bean) is a British Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British born Asian suicide bomber Ash (Abhin Galeya) and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism. Written by UKFS

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Fight fire with fire


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11 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Amenaza terrorista  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Over 150 extras were used in the bombing scene set in London's Borough Market. See more »

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(at around 46 mins) Ash is in a white van with his accomplice. Just after Ash says "follow them" the scene switches briefly to the side of the van. You can see the tripod, camera and crew in the reflection of the white van. See more »

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Charlotte: You're out of your mind.
Ewan: It's in my nature.
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Features Mr. Bean (1990) See more »

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Pomps and Pride
Words and Music by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)/BMI
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of Toots & the Maytials and Sanctuary Record Group Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A good movie that fell short of being great.
6 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

This move pleasantly surprised me. I was expecting a rather mindless 'lets get the terrorists' themed action film but was instead treated to a film that, to a limited extent, tried to explore the motivations of the main characters whilst still maintaining the feel and pace of an action movie.

On the action side, it was quite good. The fight scenes felt quite real and were not over the top but still managed to have quite an impact. Where the film fell short however, was the other side, in the explaining motivations. It almost seemed to me that a 30-45min chunk of the film was left out in the middle. The part of the movie that drew me in the most was the bomber and how outside influences as well as his own personal feelings pushed him in the direction he ended up going in but, it needed more of that. As, to me at least, I couldn't attach myself to the leaps he made along the way which overall, ruined what would have otherwise been a very very interesting exploration of the subject.

Perhaps I'm asking too much of an action orientated film, but, I think the film makers in this instance, were doing the same.


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