(glowbird) from SPOKANE, WA
Reviewed on 8/4/2018...
Based on the political thriller by Vince Flynn, this was an exciting watch. It is the story of the origin of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien), recruited by the CIA black ops, and trained by veteran operative, Stan Hurley, played perfectly by Michael Keaton. The film opens with a terrorist attack on a beach that leaves many dead, among them, Rapp's fiance. This is the incident that sets him on his course to infiltrate the terrorist cell responsible, but he is thwarted by the CIA that beats him to it, and whisks him off to a CIA training camp. O'Brien does a decent job of playing Rapp, as does Sanaa Lathan's portrayal of Irene Kennedy, the CIA Deputy Director. This was an intense action flick that kept me engaged to the end, and I would recommend watching this as well as reading Vince Flynn.
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Reviewed on 4/15/2018...
I would have rated a 4/5 but the middle of the movie stalled. The beginner was very strong and very unique plotline. The ending was very good. Keaton did not disappointment as a tough guy!