Cleanskin

  • 15
  • Hadi Hajaig (2012)
  • UK
  • 103 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot 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 and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Hadi Hajaig

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Contains strong bloody violence, threat, sex and language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Mar 2012
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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