Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town.Written by
As everyone rides up in the elevator to the party near the climax, the windsock for the microphone is completely visible within the group of actors. See more »
Mr. Director, this is Agent Vivien Delay.
For the last ten years the Central Intelligence Agency has been after Wolfgang Braun.
As you know, we have no positive identification of what the Wolf looks like. What we do know is he's a former German national who sells atomic material to terrorists all over the world.
Intelligence confirms that a transaction is to take place next week in Belgrade.
[throws down pictures]
The Wolf's number one man, the Albino, will be selling a ...
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US theatrical version has some additional footage:
in the hotel, Ethan takes a door stopper
Ethan uses the door stopper to fool the guys in the hotel room Additionally, the photo he takes from one of the dead men shows himself. In the International version, the photo shows Zoe and Christine.
Quite a few reviewers bag this movie, I just don't know what people expect these days. I guess they expect every single movie made to be in their taste and a Billion Dollar AAA+++ movie. Anyway, as a spy movie, it is not a 10/10 but it is also a good family movie (8) above, you know your own children. Normal violence you would expect from a Spy Thriller but not as bad as the XXX movies. There is a lot of family values and struggles that many families can relate too and I believe the writers portrayed that very well. Costner's acting in this was about an 8/10 as were the others excluding his on screen daughter who I thought was superb. Costner delivers a believable performance/character, just not his best. The action is frequent enough to keep you entertained along with the Costner on Screen family and another On Screen Family who have lessons for us all. The filming and angles I thought where great and in some cases extremely difficult, although in this day and age, anything can be done on a computer.
All in all this will appeal to those who like a Spy Thriller, a Family movie, bit do not expect this to be XXX or one of the latest James Bond movies. Worth watching, an 8/10 overall and I would watch it gain. I guess if they threw more millions at it, it could have been better received by some of the harsher critics on here.
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