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MovieAddict - wrote on 02/23/2012
Trust, Betrayal, Deception! In "The Recruit," nothing is what it seems.
The story focuses on James Clayton (Colin Farrell) a maverick MIT grad who develops innovative software. He catches the eye of a major computer company, as well as the eye of CIA recruiter Walter Burke (Al Pacino) who tells James that he has the perfect combination of attitude and aptitude to be a great operative. James is ready to blow him off but Burke lures him in by dropping hints about his father, an oil company executive (or was he?) who disappeared in South America in 1990 who may or may not have worked for `the Company.'
Desperate for information about his father's death and filled with youthful aspirations, he falls easily into all the deceit that the CIA has to offer and agrees to join the agency. …