MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA's most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protégé of Harry's is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned. Written by
Follows the British spy series Spooks (2002), which aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2011. See more »
One scene shows two cars with license plates that carry the EU band with the letter "D", indicating a German license plate, but do not follow any valid format for German vehicle registrations. The two plates ("449 WN B" and "327 TF B") rather look like the usual number format ("[1-3 letters indicating the region] [1-2 letters] [1-4 digits]") with the order of the groups reversed. See more »
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with - R. If you can't get it, you do a forfeit.
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Watching Kit Harrington run around the screen for 90mins was not really that exciting. Nowhere near as exciting as when Tom Cruise does it in the Mission: Impossible series. The Two are in the same boat as they both take the Helm of a movie based on a TV series.
MI: 5 is nothing like the sleek and polished (fictional) version of MI:6 from the Bond films. The movie gives a more down to Earth image of how her Majesty's security service (as it's put in the movie) really works.
Harrington plays an ex-spy reinlisted by MI:5 to find his old mentor and boss who has broken quite a few rules in order to track down a terrorist.
The movie is filled with some decent action thriller moments, but I was not too impressed with the espionage. It was kind of weak and corny the way secrets were revealed and pieces of the puzzle were found. a lot of this had to do with using Harrington strictly as an eye candy tool.
The character Harry Pearce was kind of cool as a spy who does his job a little too well. It was interesting watching him out smart other spies in the game in order to reach his most important goal. I don't think I've ever seen this style of patriotism in a British film.
Overall, it was a decent action movie to watch, but as an espionage movie, I felt that they did not even try to be imaginative with the cover ups and the deception, and as cool as it was watching Kit Harrington as a field agent, his purpose to draw in an audience lessened the quality of the picture.
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