This film started out as a 5 star, then with double twist plots, it ended up a 4. Richard Gere stars as a retired CIA agent lured back to work to help find a serial Russian killer, Cassius. The head of the CIA played by Martin Sheen seems to know it all and urges Gere to work with a young FBI agent played by Topher Grace. First of all, this is a fantasy, no where will a CIA agent lower himself to work with the FBI.
Early in in the film, a plot twist occurs and we are privy to info others have no knowledge. This us a rough and tumble film, that had such potential. Richard Gere is one of those consummate actors that can joke any film together, and he does it here. Topher Grace is over acted and overwhelmed in this film. The issei is finding the Russian Cassius and bringing him to justice, but along the way many other Russians are found, and we okay games. Lots of lovely scenes of DC, and lots of ugly scenes of DC and the rivers left untreated. Old factories and trailers are the in mode.
This is a film for a rainy day, it could have been a sunny day, but there you have it.
Recommended. prisrob 04-25-14