• Released
  • August 21, 2009
  • R , 1 hr 58 min
  • Action/Adventure

“FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING” – Being a Double Agent can be TWICE as Troublesome & Painful! = Rating = 8.5 of 10 stars (based on an advance screening).

By jimchudnow
Written August 21, 2009
The Trouble in Northern Ireland impacted huge numbers of people. This film is based on the true story of a man recruited by the British to be a SECRET AGENT to insinuate himself into an IRA group, with the goal of providing “inside” information designed to try to save lives on both sides. That man named Martin is very effectively played by JIM STURGESS, his British contact is Fergus (SIR BEN KINGSLEY), & his violent IRA buddy (“mate”) is Sean (KEVIN ZEGERS). Jim gets the money he needs to live, & moves in with his girlfriend Lara (NATALIE PRESS). As a driver & semi-planner, he rises higher in the IRA hierarchy, & his life becomes increasingly dangerous as he becomes more & more involved in major operations. He has to keep meeting with Ben to keep him apprised of things, & starts to see that Ben is LIMITED in what he can control & what protection he can offer him, his family & friends if he’s “found out”. This is a tense, taut, tight thriller, & is exceptionally WELL-acted (+ subtitled)
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Five Word Review

By Drez_Digital
Written June 02, 2010
Tense Thrilling Chase For Survival
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