DiCaprio is Roger Ferris, a CIA field operation agent located in some of the most hellish environments on earth. After a string of terrorist attacks on allied nations, Ferris is actively pursuing informants to bring down a cell of bad guys. Back on the domestic front the operation is being led by Ed Hoffman (Crowe), the man Ferris believes is deceptive in sharing his intel on ground ops. After losing their best informant in a botched assignment. Hoffman sends Ferris to Jordan to work alongside the head of their intelligence department. The two nation’s shared goal is the capture of notorious terrorist leader “al-Saleem”.
Mixed into this jumbled tale of covert warfare is an awkward romance between Ferris and a Iranian nurse. It is a weak subplot that it hits all the clichés on its way to the predictable outcome. In honesty that could be said for the entire script. Ridley Scott is such a visual technician that his style often overwhelms the story. When both are of equal strength the result is Gladiator, when the scales are tipped in one director the product is this sleek-looking but monotonous mess.
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong