This was a
good idea gone bad. The entire movie was painfully slow.
If you love to watch documentary's or slow moving
drama's about true stories focusing on FBI / CIA top secret
investigations gone bad then you may love this film.
I must admit
Ryan Phillippe was
brilliant in this role. I couldn't stop focusing on the
weird lump on his forehead but he was great. He really
sucked you in as the audience, so that we were emotionally
invested in his secret double life. He played Eric O'Neil
hired by the FBI to spy on the biggest controversy in the
history of our country. At times we were worried he would
be found out, but He was incredible. He thought fast on his
feet and left you surprised that he skimmed his way through
another day, and another moment of lies. Each one digging
himself deeper and deeper into this hole that he had to keep
track of each one or he would essentially fall through, and
fall hard - to the point where he would loose his life.
I would wait
for the DVD, so that you can multi-task while watching.
Again this movie painful, but in the end it was good. In
fact it was great to watch if you are studying FBI or CIA
cases throughout history. Yet it never becomes interesting
and never even enters the 'Spy Thriller" category in which I
desperately was hoping would happen. It barely
leaves documentary status, and firmly plants its location in
the drama section, and the only reason it did that is
because its great actors like Ryan
Laura Linney, and