With Al Pacino as good as ever (not his best by any means) and a solid performance from Colin Farrell, this movie is not bad at all. Of course it is nowhere close to being flawless. No wonder you are surprised seeing the speed at which a secure system like that of the CIA is hacked. But then this movie isn't a perfect one and you should leave your logic behind to get fun out of it. And being an unpredictable movie? Forget it!!! This movie has no such stuff. But yeah, there's a certain confusion factor induced, not due to the complexity of the plot, but due to the confused behavior of the characters themselves.
I watched this movie at Prasad's multiplex and I must say the sound system was a treat to the ears. If you have a couple of hours free on a Saturday afternoon, you might as well watch this movie rather than get bored.
Having seen umpteen Hollywood films, I can safely say that I have a more or less 100% success rate in predicting how a film will unfold after sitting through it for about 30 minutes. The Recruit brought that rate down a bit - it took me 32 minutes to predict the end. But you know the flipside? It seemed so damn obvious that I chose to ignore it.
And that is because the film moves, man! It doesn't move as in move. It realllllly mooooooves, and at a pace that would make you gasp for breath… whenever you get that little breathing space, that is. Oh yeah, "In the CIA, nothing is what it s....