MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA's most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protégé of Harry's is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned.Written by
Actor David Harewood, who plays an MI-5 agent, also played a spy in the Showtime series "Homeland" where there he was in the CIA. He also played an American Intelligence Officer in 'The Night Manager'. See more »
Passengers travel on the shuttle train after going airside through security at Heathrow Terminal 5 to get to the 5B terminal and not before clearing security as depicted in the chase between Holloway and the MI5 officers.
(This sequence was originally scripted to be at Gatwick Airport - which does have shuttle trains between terminals. The sequence of events was kept for dramatic effect when production opted to shoot at Heathrow instead.) See more »
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Decent spy-thriller with OK action and OK story - nothing more, nothing less.
This movie was pretty much how I expected.
It's exciting enough, has some decent action. Some twists and turns. An older agent, a younger agent. Relatively standard stuff, really.
It's a thriller with some action sprinkled in. The action is alright, not incredible, but satisfactory. For a spy-movie it's a little more "realistic" than some of it's more action-oriented counterparts, and not too over the top. But the action isn't cheap-looking. There are bullet holes, blank-firing guns, some destruction.
Had this movie been a little longer, it could have been one of those movies that gets split up into shorter episodes and sent on TV.
Kit Harington is pretty good, the acting overall is good. You won't remember this for eternity, but if you like spy/agent-stuff, you'll have an alright time.
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