Monday, 5 October 2015

Spooks: The Greater Good

UK Release: 8th May 2015

When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London (

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Starring: Kit Harington, Tuppence Middleton, Jennifer Ehle, Peter Firth

Spooks: The Greater Good, or MI-5 as it's known in the U.S., attempts to relive the series of old, but struggles when only one original member remains. This film should drop the Spooks tag. Peter Firth has gone rogue, humiliated after an error in judgement cost him a terrorist to roam free. It's neither certain whether he's helping out this criminal or using young agent Kit Harington to rectify his mistakes. Firth has become a bland, bit-part character, with focus switching to Harington, who looks to young for this I-can-do-anything-and-not-worry-about-the-outcome special-agent role. Other characters amble through the simple story, with little affection for one another. The only emotions conveyed on screen are ones that don't involve smiling. By the end, two poos couldn't be given about who survives, who's on which side and ultimately, if the mission is successful. 


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