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      The Assignment

      R 1997 1h 55m Action Mystery & Thriller List
      62% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 61% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Annibal Ramirez (Aidan Quinn) is an American naval officer who looks remarkably like notorious international assassin Carlos Sanchez (also Quinn). Veteran CIA agent Jack Shaw (Donald Sutherland) has a vendetta against Sanchez and recruits Ramirez to impersonate the fugitive. Along with Mossad operative Amos (Ben Kingsley), Shaw begins training Ramirez to become Sanchez, but the mission proves to be incredibly perilous, and the American soon wonders if it's worth the risk. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Adrian Martin The Age (Australia) In its low-rent way, it aims for every frisson, reversal and shock-tactic -- and mostly succeeds. Rated: 3/5 Feb 2, 2023 Full Review Liam Lacey Globe and Mail If there's a small saving grace to this crude thriller, it is the work of Montreal-born director Christian Duguay, who shows flashes of real flare. Rated: 2/4 Jul 12, 2002 Full Review Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle A film of real finesse, style and intelligence, an espionage thriller of the old school, with some modern technical embellishments. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Like for most action pics, character development is the first casualty. Rated: B- Jul 27, 2016 Full Review Rob Thomas Capital Times (Madison, WI) Stylish spy flick with a surprisingly good cast. Rated: 3/5 Oct 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 28, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jelisije J A very engaging spy espionage thriller with a stellar cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/24 Full Review Steve D There is nothing wrong with the acting but the story is so ridiculous, so dumb, so contrived that it is imposable to take seriously. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member great movie and performances Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/22 Full Review Audience Member A solid, if not spectacular, spy thriller. The acting is solid, and the action sequences hold up with the passage of time. The pacing is a problem, especially during the training portion of the movie, which takes up way to much time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review william s A pretty good old school style thriller. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Alright as it goes, but not very good overall. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Annibal Ramirez (Aidan Quinn) is an American naval officer who looks remarkably like notorious international assassin Carlos Sanchez (also Quinn). Veteran CIA agent Jack Shaw (Donald Sutherland) has a vendetta against Sanchez and recruits Ramirez to impersonate the fugitive. Along with Mossad operative Amos (Ben Kingsley), Shaw begins training Ramirez to become Sanchez, but the mission proves to be incredibly perilous, and the American soon wonders if it's worth the risk.
      Director
      Christian Duguay
      Producer
      Tom Berry, Franco Battista
      Screenwriter
      Dan Gordon, Sabi H. Shabtai
      Production Co
      Columbia, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $540.1K
      Runtime
      1h 55m
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