The Recruit Movie Review Summary

Actors: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell

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James Clayton (Colin Farrell) is an extremely intelligent college graduate who Walter Burke (Al Pacino), a C.I.A Officer, wants to recruit. James quickly becomes top of the class and falls for one of his fellow recruits, Layla (Bridget Moynahan). He is sought out to find a 'mole' and James begins to realize that he can trust no-one and nothing is what it seems.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Stephanie Elden

James Clayton (Farrell) is a computer programmer whose life changes when Walter Burke (Pacino) comes to him to recruit him for the CIA. During training where everything is to be considered a game, and therefore not really real, James meets Layla. The two are attracted to one another, but it's difficult to have any kind of relationship during the training period. After training is over, Burke gives James a covert assignment that involves spying on another agent - Layla. Just as in training, however, not everything is as it appears, although the game has gotten more dangerous. James just has to figure out what's going on and who he can trust before it's too late.
The review of this Movie prepared by Melissa Cookson

Script Analysis of The Recruit

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   computer info Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Kinds of training/promotion:    -   spy The terrorist enemy is...    -   spies

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   sewers/subways    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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