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The Recruit

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Mature Audience

Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

NOTE: Contains violence and offensive language

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The Recruit

The Recruit is a twist-filled mind game thriller set in the world of U.S. secret agents. Walter Burke (Al Pacino) recruits computer whizz James Clayton (Colin Farrell) to be part of his training course for CIA field operatives based in “the Farm”, a training school at the CIA's home in Langley. While there, Clayton falls in love with fellow trainee Layla (Bridget Moynahan) but Burke later informs Clayton she's a double agent..


  • Featurette – Spy School: Inside The CIA Training Program
  • Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary
  • Audio Commentary by Director Roger Donaldson and Actor Colin Farrell

Critic Reviews:

  • " Above-average thriller, but not very memorable. " – Nell Minow
  • " Many would believe Pacino could do no wrong but he has. The Recruit serves only to ignite a pilot light in the imagination of espionage lovers everywhere. " – Wesley Lovell
  • " The film still makes a diverting entertainment in spite of its obviousness. " – Michael Dequina
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December 15th, 2005
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  • Region 4
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  • 2.35 : 1
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  • Thriller
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