The Recruit

Spare, sleek and coolly entertaining, even if there's less to this game of true lies than meets the eye. MIT computer cryptography genius James Clayton (Colin Farrell) is a hotshot with a future and a flaw. The mysterious death of James's father, a globe-trotting Shell Oil executive, left a gaping hole in his psyche that he tries to plug with manly signifiers...read more

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02:30 — James Clayton (Colin Farrell), a brilliant computer science student, is recruited by CIA officer Walter Burke (Al Pacino) to be formed and serve his c (more…)

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  • Released: 2003
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Spare, sleek and coolly entertaining, even if there's less to this game of true lies than meets the eye. MIT computer cryptography genius James Clayton (Colin Farrell) is a hotshot with a future and a flaw. The mysterious death of James's father, a globe-t… (more)

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