An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside distribution for a film written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I really like the story. A fascinating and believable theory about why the war criminals remain at large. But the movie left me wanting something else. The acting was great (including the homegrown actors who were superb) -- but I would not have cast RG in the lead role... nor would I have made him come off as such a selfish manipulator. Perhaps the character is true to the reality -- but the director/screenwriter (whoever makes this call) bent the reality anyway, so why not make Simon into a more heroic and uplifting character(?). So close !