Johnny is an MI5 agent who has learned to keep his observational skills perpetually operational. However, a top secret document containing unsavory revelations about compromises made by Britain’s government will push Johnny’s professional abilities, as well as his integrity, to their limits.
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TIFF '11 David Hare directs his first pic in years and makes his best since 'Wetherby". A mature thriller looking at the spy game with the cream of the crop of british talent at Hare's disposal. Bill Nighy perfectly cast here as the spy left holding the bag and the politcal fallout around him trying to deal with his own dept, the govt and the prime minister himself. Well crated and scripted with great performances.
Fantastic little spy film sans shoot 'em ups or high tech gadgetry. Excellent performances from the cast, and some genius dialogue in places. Characters like Nighy's are quirky yet believable. The best film of this trilogy by far, imo. The film version of a wry smirk in the face of serious political narcissism. Won't be your favourite film ever, but has a good chance of giving you a good evening if you watch it.