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The Recruit Reviews

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December 29, 2010
Above-average thriller, but not very memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2005
The film still makes a diverting entertainment in spite of its obviousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2004
Pacino's puppet-stringing of his recruit is reminiscent of Peter O'Toole's manipulative character in 1980's 'The Stunt Man.'
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 6, 2004
Director Roger Donaldson ... again shows a knack for creating intrigue and paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 4, 2004
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2003
Interessante até o terceiro ato, quando se perde em 'reviravoltas' completamente previsíveis.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2003
A spy thriller with more twists in its plot than a sailor's knot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 7, 2003
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 | Original Score: B
April 1, 2003
While you don't exactly need secret agent talents to work out the twists in The Recruit, it's pacy and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2003
'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.'
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March 25, 2003
A prime example of first-class, audience-friendly escapism.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2003
Pacino gives the film its juice by arching his eyebrows and delivering his lines as if they were birthday presents, making the most of every wisecrack and innuendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2003
The pleasure of watching two alpha males -- Al Pacino and Colin Farrell -- circling each other mano a mano substantially beefs up this otherwise routine spy thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 8, 2003
..here is a film whose taut and intelligent script is well realised by a director who knows exactly where he is going and what he is doing. This is a collaboration of top talents, and Al Pacino .elevates the project immediately by his presence alone
February 25, 2003
Farrell ... holds everything together with sheer star magnetism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2003
Its screenplay keeps us on our toes in terms of plotting and expectations, which makes it easier to forgive all the questions the lackadaisical finale brings up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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