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The Assignment Reviews

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January 1, 2000
If you believe that Elvis still lives or that a millennial invasion of flying saucers is imminent, you might buy the bogus premise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
A mediocre action-thriller combination that revolves around a preposterous plan for the same reason that most pot-boilers do; it's just the nature of the beast.
June 25, 2002
The plot raises the keenly important question of whether professionals who fight evil may be corrupted by the ruthless means they employ; but the movie takes too much pleasure in sensationalistic digressions to explore this issue very thoroughly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A spy thriller with no thrills, no doubt an interesting cinematic gambit but not one we'd recommend.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2002
Melodramatic pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 12, 2002
If there's a small saving grace to this crude thriller, it is the work of Montreal-born director Christian Duguay, who shows flashes of real flare.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Intelligent and gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2016
Like for most action pics, character development is the first casualty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
A film of real finesse, style and intelligence, an espionage thriller of the old school, with some modern technical embellishments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An intelligent, imaginative bit a fiction about suggesting one way the killer may have been captured.
October 6, 2005
Stylish spy flick with a surprisingly good cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Quinn gives a commanding performance as both Ramirez and Carlos.
January 1, 2000
Great premise is executed with enough style and thrills to keep the piece interesting throughout its close to two-hour runtime.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 10, 2004
A non-formula spy thriller without the glitz and romanticism usually associated with this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 24, 2002
Quinn is excellent in the dual roles of Jackal and Ramirez.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The assignment, should you choose to accept it, does pay off in potent thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 26, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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