A reasonable yarn not to be taken too seriously because it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a bit of a no brainer and there are a few cringeworthy script mistakes but, by and large, a well done suspenseful hero and villians shoot em up which leaves you wanting Sean to win the day. Rampling must have had a few days of spare time to make an appearance in this, but nearly enough screen time for her character to develop. There are much worse movie around than this. 3.5
Sean Bean is terrific but the plot is hamfisted and predictable (I'm sure Spooks did the exact same plotline). One too many scenes where a character walks into a room with his gun pointed only to have someone jump out from behind the door and kick it out of his hand. So many things left unexplained and the last scene was badly done. Disappointed. But Bean is dishy.
I have been pretty disappointed in all movies that Sean bean has been in of late, he is a good actor but is surrounding him self with many d grade actors which brings the whole vibe right down
Sean is always very good.
This is a movie to keep you watching, but it is not for the faint-hearted. Using the Muslim anti-west terrorist them, it portrays the actions of the organisors, the perpetrators and the secret service trying to anticipate and stop them. Like all good movies, it has a twist that cannot easily be identified until towards the end. Sean Bean is outstanding in this flick.
What a horrible, dark and violent movie, hope people are not really like this. Can't understand why anybody would bother watching it, let alone make the movie.
The characters in this were interesting,I liked some and not others so points to the actors. I'm not usually keen on stories that to and fro in time spans and still not sure if it's necessary but in this it comes together at the end. I think if the story is told well you have no need to jump all over the place.
Sean Bean looks like a grizzly bear, I'd love to see him in a different role where he's clean cut and tidy and has to act more normal than his usual thug type characters.
Passible, but not the best espionage flick
This movie kept up the suspense to the end - good one.
Sean Bean has really turned into a mature actor, I really like him in this movie and I liked how they told the story by flashbacks that you could follow
good gripping edge of seat stuff
could not view very poor sound
i rather enjoyed this film focused on murder and religious indifferences
Not good. Give it a miss, there are far better action espionage films out there. Whole thing is amateur.
Sean Bean was excellent - as usual. The back story on Ash was a little too long, but some nice twists, particularly the ending
Pretty average. Sean Bean does his brooding thing well, but he's underused, and I'm personally sick of seeing the terrorists side of things in movies (terrorists are people too!). Liked the ending though.
I like Sean Bean. The rest of the movie was just ok. Charlotte Rampling is watchable but she's a minor part.
After all the action/spy/military movies we've seen this one had too many simple errors to be enjoyable. Bodyguards who don't look around when their man gets out of the car, spooks who faff about outside the house for ages when their target has gone inside, and worst of all, bombers who are able to leave a bomb on an unattended luggage cart outside a hotel where a big shot's daughter is getting married - in London, post 9/11, a city where they'll detonate your lunchbox if they find it unattended for more than a couple of minutes!! Really, these things can be done better if you hire the right experts as consultants, but this director/writer/producer didn't do that. For me, these glaring errors had me saying "I don't believe that!" too many times for the movie to rate more than 2 stars.