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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Channels the world-weary '70s paranoia of 'Taxi Driver' and 'The Conversation' through the imposingly clinical formal approach of process-fixated auteurs like Robert Bresson or Michael Haneke."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A state-of-the-nation conspiracy thriller split three ways, The Veteran overstretches itself by fighting on too many fronts at once."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"[An] efficient, familiar urban thriller..."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"It's a thinly populated drama, full of sketchy, unconvincing characters..."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"Clichéd, incoherent and queasily Daily Mail-pleasing, its conspiracy theorising third act is a disaster."
‑ Andrew Lowry, Little White Lies
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"A thriller which strains for contemporary relevance but lacks the spark to incite or entertain."
‑ Sophie Ivan, Film4
"Never pulls all the elements into a convincing whole, despite solid performances from the eternally watchable Cox and rising star Kebbell."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"A guns-blazing showdown at the end jolts you back to attention, but the fumbled ironies of the plot leave a dour and portentous aftertaste."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Tries too hard to be an offshoot of the Bourne series."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The storytelling lacks some polish but the picture builds to a powerful, high body-count climax."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"Boasts some enjoyably brutal close-quarter fight sequences, not to mention a ludicrously over-the-top finale in which Toby Kebbel goes all Rambo on gangs of tower block-dwelling neds."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Kebbell gives an intense, upfor-it turn, but it's a shame he wasn't given more to work with - and his character remains inscrutable throughout."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Kebbell in an unfamiliar, deadpan stance, but with that distant glint of madness in the eye that we were first exposed to in RocknRolla."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie,
"Hope's strongest suit is Kebbell, who first impressed in Dead Man's Shoes opposide Paddy Considine and imbues Miller with a jittery menace reined in by a brooding sense of justice."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
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