Still, it's a decent "spy" movie however you choose to ridicule it. Jolie makes a great femme fatal I just wish the "twists" weren't so damn predictable.
The story line is ripped right out of Bourne and Mission Impossible - a CIA agent is accused of being a mole.... Ho hum, been there seen that so many times before. But the film holds your interest by making it seem that perhaps Jolie is indeed guilty as charged.
There are some interesting twists and turns to go with the countless chase scenes (which for the most part are quite well done - showing Jolie getting by on her wits and some athletic ability, instead of gimmicks and an air of invincibility), but of course tons of implausabilities nonetheless (with things falling into perfect place and random occurrences allowing pivotal plot advances.
I will say this was well filmed, nicely paced and well acted throughout. Too bad it's just so derivative. The ending opens the possibility of a sequel (or god forbid and franchise) - but with the newer, lean mean Bond, Bourne series and now Lliam Neeson as a tough guy former spy, I have to ask if the film watching public really needs yet another action hero/spy?
Despite all of the above though, the film is never boring, very watchable, highly entertaining, and pretty well made. It's a nice little thriller with plenty of twists and turns (a few I guessed or wasn't too surprised about). There's also tons of action, and it is likewise pretty well done. Due to some creativity though, the film is not rated-R; two other editions besides the theatrical one exist though, and those rectify the pbvious covering of the more violent content.
Angelina (who may have done some of her own stunts) looks great, and does a really good job here. Schreiber is also really good, and Ejiofor isn't bad, but there could have been more of him. Overall, there could have been more (and better) character development, and the plot could have been a little better thought out and presented. Why this film was originally only 10 minutes is beyond me. Maybe that's why there's two other (longer) versions.
Anyways, give this one a shot. It's not amazing, but it's decent enough for at least one watch.