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The RecruitNot since Scarface has Pacino's explosive temperament been as effectively deployed as it is in the wink-wink finale to director Roger Donaldson's so-so...The RecruitMystery and Thriller, Action/AdventurePT105MPG-13Not since Scarface has Pacino's explosive temperament been as effectively deployed as it is in the wink-wink finale to director Roger Donaldson's so-so...2003-05-30Bridget MoynahanBuena Vista Pictures
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The Recruit

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure; Starring: Colin Farrell, Al Pacino, Bridget Moynahan; Director: Roger Donaldson; Author: Mitchell Glazer, Akiva Goldsman, Robert Towne, Kurt Wimmer; Release Date Wide: 01/31/2003; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 105; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Not since Scarface has Pacino’s explosive temperament been as effectively deployed as it is in the wink-wink finale to director Roger Donaldson’s so-so spy yarn, a film that winds up more cockamamy than clever. No matter, though. Farrell, as Pacino’s computer-geek protege, is so appealing you totally understand how he can charm the pants off fellow CIA rookie-cum-espionage rival Bridget Moynahan (The Sum of All Fears). Just check out their scorching, clothes-on parking-lot tryst. It’s the best dramatic use of a D.C.-area garage since All the President’s Men.

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