The Agent (2008)




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Disgraced CIA agent John Law has hit rock bottom after blowing his latest assignment. Forced out - he lands back in his hometown of San Francisco working as - a tour guide. On his first day Law meets a sexy, mysterious Asian woman and a quirky Foreigner when everything goes to hell - both are kidnapped! Turns out the foreigner -- is actually the son of a dictator sent to find a stolen tape that must never see the light of day. Now racing against time, Law must find the tape, keep the son alive, save the girl and defeat an entire crime syndicate!(c) Indican
Comedy , Drama
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Eric Jacobus
as John Law
Ed Kahana Jr.
as Alfonso
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Critic Reviews for The Agent

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Beck does his best, and the dialogue crackles pleasantly, but he's a caricature: a lying, cheating smear of ordure who doesn't even like books. But his sin is worse than that - it's fiction's biggest. He's boring.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

As a piece of small-scale British filmmaking it's an interesting enough diversion.

September 18, 2009
Little White Lies

A quite unsexy subject handled quite adeptly, with pretty decent performances.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Empire Magazine

Lesley Manning's film never shakes off its theatrical roots but still manages to be sharp, funny and engrossing.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009

The Agent never really transcends its roots as a two-hander for the stage, but the director Lesley Manning does a good job of keeping things moving and production values are top notch.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Times (UK)

I found something a little verbose and stagey in this story in movie form.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009

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