Cleanskin

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Cleanskin

Hadi Hajaig (2012)

103min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is a rough, tough and often very violent picture that sees Game of Thrones star Sean Bean swap doublet and sword for civvies and gun to play a British secret service agent who's ordered to go deep under cover to track down some missing Semtex explosive and the home-grown Islamist suicide cell that possesses it. The title is spy-speak for terrorists with no criminal record who are so unknown to the security services that they're almost impossible to trace and keep tabs on. Bean is his usual gruffly minimalist self, but considering he's the star of the show, he's not on screen a lot - a case of too much terrorist, not enough secret agent. The film certainly has ambition and there are some memorable fight scenes, but it also lacks the extra oomph that could have done for Bean's action-movie career what Taken did for Liam Neeson's.

Summary

A secret service agent fails to stop a terrorist cell stealing a shipment of explosives, which is later used in a devastating bombing. As the operative hunts down those responsible, the leader of the militant group reflects on his radicalisation and begins to question his violent methods. Thriller, starring Sean Bean, Abhin Galeya, Charlotte Rampling and James Fox.

Cast & Crew

Ewan Sean Bean
Ash Abhin Galeya
Charlotte McQueen Charlotte Rampling
Nabil Peter Polycarpou
Kate Tuppence Middleton
Mark Tom Burke
Emma Michelle Ryan
Scott Catesby James Fox
Director Hadi Hajaig
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Guidance: Contains strong bloody violence, threat, sex and language. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 9 Mar 2012

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