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A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
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A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.
Much, much better than the sporadic "1" reviews indicate
This is the first large picture recently that actually had a challenging and interesting plot, which I enjoyed, especially the ending. I did not find it especially violent compared to many other films, and the nudity hyped in the preview is actually rare and strictly plot related, not gratuitous. This is a harsh film, but that is the subject matter it deals with, and it is well done, not the frivolous treatment espionage usually gets in a shaken not stirred manner.
I liked this film, and found it very entertaining, and it had a story I felt really captured the dangerous and stressful situations in the spy world. Probably not for everyone, but if you want a good edgy thriller, this is it. The cast was very good, everybody brought their best game in my view. Those that trashed the cast have a real credibility problem.
Not perfect, but a lot better than many recent film escapades getting much better reviews, so judge for yourself. If you like a serious thriller, you will enjoy this.
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