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The Recruit

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Above-average thriller, but not very memorable.

Movie PG-13 2003 115 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

cool movie

fascinating movie with lots of plot twists. very unpredictable

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

Fine Movie

The Recruit is not a memorable movie, like is said above. Is a good movie for those who like thrillers and action movies. However is a violent movie and deals with some subjects that might be confusing and strange for the kids. Has some messages related with the sexuality point but is not important. The movie has some strong language. But, in the end of the day, I can say that I liked it.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

THE RECRUIT has some supple plot twists, but the story sags in the middle, there aren't any gee-whiz gadgets, and the preview gives too much away. It's an above-average thriller, but not especially memorable.

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