The Fourth Protocol
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Scripted by Frederick Forsyth from his own novel, The Fourth Protocol is a fact-based spy thriller. The titular protocol is a secret agreement between America, Britain and Russia to cease smuggling nuclear weapons into their respective countries. This figures into the schemes of several rogue spies, who hope to destroy NATO by embarking on just such a smuggling endeavor. Russian agent Valeri Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan) is ordered to stage a nuclear accident in England, then arrange the evidence to point to the Americans. British intelligence agent John Preston (Michael Caine) begins wondering… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What is missing is any real tension or psychological detail that might lend plausibility to all the hocus-pocus about East-West political and military intrigue."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
""Protocol" is espionage as exhilarating as the better Bond but with less of the winky camp. This is deadly stuff: We see just how easy atomic terrorism would be."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Above-average spy thriller, with Brosnan making a great baddie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"''The Fourth Protocol'' is an entertaining, better-than-average variation on a format that has long since stopped offering anything new."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A competent, if unremarkable, espionage thriller that is enjoyable while it lasts and forgotten moments after the credits roll."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Decent but unremarkable spy thriller, with an intersting villain provided by Pierce Brosnan."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"An engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of the bestselling spy thriller by Frederick Forsyth. n engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of the bestselling spy thriller by Frederick Forsyth."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A captivating, well-performed picture"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Well-mounted espionage thriller with strong work from Caine and Brosnan."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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