Robert Redford directs this dramatic tale of intersecting lives that weaves together the stories of an idealistic professor's attempts to inspire a privileged student, a former student of the teacher who is wounded behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, and a congressman whose interactions with a seasoned journalist reveal much about the man behind the public persona. Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Robert Redford star in a film scripted by Matthew Michael Carnahan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I'm only giving it a star for the cinematography, the score, and hair/makeup. The story was unrealistic; the acting banal at best; and what could have been thought-provoking political drama was drowned out by the heavy-handed, one-sided skew of the director. It is a pity that a more balanced approach was not taken. Rent one of the Bourne movies, instead.