Angry Robot

The Recruit

I have a soft spot for both the CIA and Irish guys with copious eyebrow hair, so logic dictated I give this film a try. I like plot twists, too, and the jacket said breathlessly “oh so many plot twists” something something yada yada. So I predicted plot twist #1 about halfway through the film and given the complete and utter lack of action, my brain had plenty of time to come up with some theories for what plot twists #2, 3, 4 might be… and then it ends? One plot twist? Somebody rent these clowns Ronin. A fucking Carrot Top movie has more plot twists than this asshole film. Oddly enough, despite the severe action deficit from which it suffers, it would be a decent, tense film if it had just one more freaking plot twist.