James Clayton (Colin Farrell), one of the smartest college graduates in the country, is just the person Walter Burke (Al Pacino) wants in the C.I.A. James quickly rises trough the ranks and falls for Layla (Bridget Moynahan), one of his fellow recruits. But just when he starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him to root out a mole. As the suspense builds in amaze of gripping twists and turns, there are only two things James can count on – he can't trust anyone and nothing is as it seems.
Al Pacino has worthy sparring partners
- The Recruit review by JD
In this Al Pacino and Colin Farrell work so well. In so many others he acts alone. Bridget Moynahan is a talent who amplifies the tension excellently. The plot is believable intense and has a great twist. Good fight scenes and interesting filming. Loved it.