Overall Rank: 4448
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 147
Theatrical Release Date: 01/31/2003
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Roger Donaldson
Actors: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht, Kenneth Mitchell, Mike Realba
Plot: Fresh CIA recruit James Clayton is on the fast track to become a top agent thanks to his quick thinking, unconventional methods and mentor, veteran agent Walter Burke. As Clayton begins to question his trust, Burke assigns him the task of rooting out a mole in the agency. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/12/2008
Slightly better-than-average action / thriller with the requisite number of twists thrown in. I like Colin Farrell, but he doesn't pair well with Al Pacino for whatever reason. The story is pretty good, but the chemistry is not there.
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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. …
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