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Das Films, Relativity, SPD Films, Envision Entertainment and Irish Dreamtime present an R rated, 108 minute, Action, Crime, Thriller, directed by Roger Donaldson, written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek with a theater release date of August 27, 2014.

 

In Montenegro 2008, a young CIA agent named Mason (Luke Bracey) is working on a mission with his mentor and best friend Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) but when Mason disregards a direct order the results are collateral damage and an end to their friendship.

Five years later in Switzerland a Russian killer, Alexa (Amila Terzimehic), is on the search for her next target under the command of the Russian Parliament leader Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski). Natalia Ulanova (Mediha Musliovic) is under cover for the U.S. Government and has discovered some important information on Federov and a young women gone missing for some time. When Natalia is discovered as a spy Devereaux has come to her rescue but along their run from the Russian authorities things go wrong yet not from the people Devereaux would have thought.

Soon thereafter Devereaux is out to revenge the death of his close friend, a woman much closer than one would have imagined and the man behind the trigger was a very close friend as well. The search is on for the young girl Mira (Nina Mrdja) who may hold the secrets needed to topple a government. Yet along the way Devereaux meets Alice (Olga Kurylenko) and the story begins to take another twist and turn.

At the headquarters in Belgrade Serbia at the U.S. Embassy, Perry Weinstein (Will Patton) is calling the shots as they try to bring in Devereaux for the murder of several U.S. agents. Yet John Hanley (Bill Smitrovich) who is a close friend to Devereaux is another piece to the puzzle that as the story goes on the plot all comes together to expose the truth behind the conspiracies involved by the U.S. government. So not all people seem to be who they appear to be from the beginning to the end in this cat and mouse game. Revenge is rampant, guilt is revealed, family is most important, friendships come and go and running away from both the U.S. and Russian Government agents is much better than death. In the end three tickets to Junik and a shot to the head make for one riveting climax.

I really enjoyed the film and having met Brosnan at a party in LA once made me happy to see his return to this James Bond type action thriller. Nice direction and some superb writing with a number of twists and turns make this film worth watching. A nice mixture of stunts, car chases and gun battles mixed with a perfect score make for one intriguing story that has a lot going on but comes together well in the end.

Even though Brosnan is up in age he still can kick butt as well as any action hero younger than him. Bracey was a good contrast to Brsonan and both play off each other very well. Kurylenko was delightful, Terzimehic frightful yet in a good way, Musliovic was short lived and Rostovski somewhat reserved yet good on screen. Smitrovich is the character to watch and Patton proves he can be tough when needed, yet all these actors along with a nice supporting cast help this film come alive. I have to give Smokey, the cat, a thumbs up as well for a job well done. Written and enjoyed for the suspense and thrill ride with two and half paws out of four by Jon Patch.

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