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The Recruit Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Above-average thriller, but not very memorable.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I'm still hoping Pacino will dazzle with a great performance eventually...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Watchable only for its star power and scarce caffeine kicks...awfully predictable. [Blu-Ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

June 1, 2008
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Many would believe Pacino could do no wrong but he has. The Recruit serves only to ignite a pilot light in the imagination of espionage lovers everywhere.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

August 8, 2006
Michael Dequina

The film still makes a diverting entertainment in spite of its obviousness.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

February 8, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Pacino's puppet-stringing of his recruit is reminiscent of Peter O'Toole's manipulative character in 1980's 'The Stunt Man.'

Full Review | Original Score: B-

October 15, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Director Roger Donaldson ... again shows a knack for creating intrigue and paranoia.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Pacino doesn't upstage Farrell, but there's the sense he's daring him to keep up, and Farrell does. Their scenes together crackle.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 4, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Interessante até o terceiro ato, quando se perde em 'reviravoltas' completamente previsíveis.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2003
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A standard-issue spy game with all the layered complexity of Ludo.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

October 19, 2003
Keith Uhlich

Chris Owens: You're onscreen for about half a minute of The Recruit, but that half a minute was the most enjoyable experience I had all evening.

Full Review Source:

October 1, 2003
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...plays like one of those underwhelming straight-to-video flicks that usually stars either Eric Roberts or Dean Cain...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 1, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis dependent on plot contrivances and so altogether preposterous, it seems an unfortunate waste of Pacino's and Farrell's acting talents.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

June 20, 2003
Todd Gilchrist

. . .the film ends as a nonentity, arriving at a conclusion that is not satisfying and completely nonsensical because it preys on our stupidity rather than that of the characters.

Full Review Source:

June 9, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A spy thriller with more twists in its plot than a sailor's knot.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

May 8, 2003
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Though short on car chases and bombs bursting, director Donaldson keeps the tension crackling with tight close-ups, skilled editing and a screenplay that treats its fine actors with respect.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

May 7, 2003

The plot announces that it's going to gyp us around, not because it has other things to offer, but out of the hope that we will let it off the hook.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 20, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

[Farrel], who seems to be trying to salvage his dignity, . . .gets points for keeping a straight face as Pacino constantly beetles in on him to deliver his lines.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

April 5, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

While you don't exactly need secret agent talents to work out the twists in The Recruit, it's pacy and fun.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2003
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)

'What keeps The Recruit from being a waste is good chemistry between Al Pacino and Colin Farrell. It is by no means a great film but not a half bad way to sepnd a couple of hours.'

Full Review

March 31, 2003
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