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June 13, 2016
Policeman houses an Irish criminal in this boring political thriller that never thrills.
January 22, 2016
That was Brad Pitt in the good old times... The good guy, the bad guy and real bad guys! And where does the line is cross?
½ January 1, 2016
PITT'S ACCENT IS TERRIBLE AND HIS CHARACTER IS BORING AND ANNOYING, STUPID PLOT AND DID NOT
MAKE SENSE.
December 21, 2015
My Favorite Romance Film Is 1997's Titanic.
½ September 30, 2015
If you're a fan of these two talents than you'll enjoy the ride.
September 18, 2015
Great movie ! Very hard to find until iTunes put it for rent. Not sure why the crappy ratings?!
May 5, 2015
Cheesy. Good actors but not a good film to watch.
April 25, 2015
I expected better from Ford and Pit. This is probably the worst movie of their careers. There's no clear hint as to what this movie is about and the performances were terribly lacking.
April 24, 2015
A film that literally has nothing to say and is ultimately about absolutely nothing. Whatever possessed Pitt and Ford to sign on to this will and I hope should remain a mystery.
½ March 25, 2015
The tone of this film is what hinders this film, drama, action, family piece, what is it? but Ford and Pitt do their best
½ January 22, 2015
Slightly overlong drama stars Brad Pitt as an IRA agent coming to America to stay with Harrison Ford, who plays an honest NY cop.
½ August 4, 2014
(First and only viewing - 3/19/2013)
½ May 28, 2014
Brad Pitt is making good job against Harrison Ford.
April 14, 2014
An uneven pace and storytelling compromise a promising cast and premise. It starts by building two well-established characters in unrelated parallel stories. One is a terrorist fighting the Irish government; the other is a New York cop with a strong belief in following the rules. Both characters are interesting and when the Irishman comes to America to buy weapons, things seem to take a fascinating turn when he gets housing from the police officer. Regretfully the good execution ends. Somehow, these two men form a close family-like bond. The problem is there is little explanation or development to make those genuine connections. When the action attempts to pick up, the emotional and moral conflict of the two main characters should be intense, but they are not. It loses momentum and slows down, in spite of the action picking up. It is frustrating how brutally uneven it is. To make matters worse ending is sad and unsatisfying. Harrison Ford is a very good fit for his role. Brad Pitt is not as ideal; He comes across as an American trying to act Irish. Still he has presence and holds greater potential than where this movie has. Alan Pakula is a normally a better director than this. I would expect him to tell the story with more feeling, precision, and clarity.
½ March 24, 2014
Good drama, but a couple parts that lag.
March 13, 2014
This movie had me bored out of my gourd.
December 28, 2013
It wanted to be a clever, politically driven psychological thriller, but it didn't quite manage it, instead all we got was another movie about America's claim to be the moral majority. Pity.
November 27, 2013
Wasted most of it's potential. What a shame.
November 12, 2013
Frankie (Brad Pitt) is a member of the IRA whose father was gunned down in front of his family when Frankie was just eight years old. In 1992 Frankie is forced to flee from Northern Ireland following a shootout in Belfast that leaves policemen and soldiers dead in the streets along with members of Frankie's group. Deciding he needs missiles, Frankie assumes the name of Rory, heads to New York and stays with Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) and his family. Rory pretends he has secured work at a building site but he and his friend, Martin (David O'Hara) are looking to procure missiles to take back to Belfast to further their cause. Tom is a police sergeant who warms to Rory as do all his family but as time goes by, Tom begins to suspect his guest has secrets to hide. This is a distinctly average thriller with often questionable Irish accents, but there are some decent shoot-outs on offer. The ending is predictable though and unfortunately quite cheesy which takes much of the gloss away.
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