Cleanskin (2012)

Ewan is a Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a suicide bomber Ash and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism.

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leslie Felperin

The ambition is laudable even if the execution isn't as smooth or detailed as it might have been.

David Aldridge
Radio Times

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.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's a competent, conventional thriller, but there's something suspiciously unbalanced going on here.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Plodding, somewhat misbegotten, and never slick enough to sweep us along.

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Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

It's perhaps one credibility-straining twist too many for the film, which up until then does a solid job of aping slicker, bigger-budgeted Hollywood thrillers.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

As a rather far-fetched work of faction, Cleanskin left me feeling rather grubby about the world that we live in - and not entertained.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

There's a lovely frisson between Bean and Rampling that makes you think what James Bond and M could be.

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Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)

A slick action drama with a strong cast, including Tuppence Middleton, Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Ryan, that delivers in terms of violence, gunplay and conspiracy thrills.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

You couldn't ever accuse Hadi Hajaig's film of being one-sided: it has two, both of them stupid.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Cleanskin is an interesting action thriller with some pretty good performances from its cast, and is aided with an engaging storyline and good direction.… More
Al S
A brutal and hard-boiled thriller. It`s 24 meets Bourne with echoes of M.I 5. A fast and spectacularly furious roller-coaster ride. An intense and dramatic… More
Stuart Brooks
Crap name, great movie. Sean Bean hunting down terrorists. Good action, lots of suspense and a twist.