“No more Kevlar vests. I went from killer to cashier,” Terry Cox (Mark Rylance) to Jim Terrier (Sean Penn)
Global corporate immorality ensconced in an action thriller is still waiting for its masterwork. Weak political commentary and substandard intrigue are the usual result, from THE INTERNATIONAL to THE CONSTANT GARDENER. Corporatism as social justice vacuum could learn from its geopolitical sibling, the espionage flick (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY) or the 1970s paranoia nightmare (THE PARALLAX VIEW). One would have thought the credit crunch would have gifted filmmakers plenty to masticate on.
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