A bit rough
Without giving away too much, I just could not get into liking this movie all that much & it was a bit rough & difficult to believe, especially the big scene that occurs at the agency (break-in). And the ending is a bit ridiculous too.
If you liked MI-5, you will like this
Its understandable that people who have not watched MI-5, the TV show, would make the assumption that this is a knock-off of Mission Impossible. It is not. I thought it was good and Peter was excellent. Lets face it, this is more or less a TV movie. No one should be trying to compare it to some international released blockbuster. Its very good for what it is.
By Steve urkle
The main actor knows nothing
Very good movie
I was intrigued from start to finish. Good plot, acting, action, twists & turns. Expensive to rent before official release, but money well spent.
MI-5 was an excellent movie! Just as good as the series, seeing as how it continued on from it. The previews shown for the movie actually gave you a reason to watch it. From beginning, middle and end the scenes, action and climax of the movie were nicely crafted.
haphazard writing good acting mishmash
I wanted to like this as I love the MI5 series. However to say that is rhythmically disjointed as a narrative work is an understatement. No aspect of the plot is ever developed clearly enough to be able to attach one’s attention and empathy for anyone or any theme. Thereby one is catapulted around this exciting action movie like a pinball in a game until one has a headache. Oh, the major attack is averted , while several other plots , subplots , are going at once. Twists and turns are one thing , this is just a mess. However, it achieves an oddly visceral true to life aspect now and then . If this vision was disciplined emotionally, there might be a possible type of direction in this approach. Sadly , this does not make use of the fine cast, and the scene at Ruth’s grave is maudlin , and bizarre. All in all, it does have a cerebral aspect that kept me wondering , more than the mission impossible and bond movies, but , nothing like the series which was riveting and better cast all around. Kit was surprisingly quite good, the regulars from the series, were fine, but the others, ehh, Jennifer Ehle is miscast as the head of MI5, as are several others , but of course she is never bad , just out of place in my opinion.
Mi-5 Does it Again!
I thought it was great. Enough twists and turns to make your head spin. You will need a little background from previous MI-5 tv series. So - when is the next one!?!
By Shepard Nova
Kit is amazing actor. Wonder what Dc or Marvell Hero He Could Be Wonder How He'd Do In A Harry Potter Movie.
Clearly written for fans of the show
By We Are Fangirls
This movie isn't a movie so much as a TV movie follow up to the show MI5, aka Spooks. Without knowing the style of the show, this movie doesn't really stand on its own. A lack of that prior knowledge might explain why some folks assume that this is some kind of ripoff of the Mission Impossible films.
As a follow up it is a good entry into the tale wing all the cheeses hokum that the show had, which is actually part of what made it great. And Kit is a decent successor to the string of easy on the eyes gents that filled the main slot of the show
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By predictable... like jericho wi
just boring, missing links, poor acting...