I usually don't do reviews on many things and those that I do offer reviews on tend to be fantasy novels. So, although this will be a departure from the norm for me, I'll forge ahead. Because I really, really liked this movie. Part of the attraction was that I enjoy the espionage genre and, since having seen an older Richard Gere in the sweetly poignant movie "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," I see him as a mature actor with great depth who is a pleasure to watch.
Now, the movie is not a deep, universal-truth-of-life-will-be-revealed type of movie. It is an old-fashioned suspense movie with, as I say, twists that I'll not reveal. Suffice to say that the audience knows the identity of an assassin that is active throughout the movie. Now, Richard Gere is a retired CIA field operative that had tracked a group of seven assassins from the U.S.S.R. and, one by one, ended them. But now, many years later, it appears that one of the assassins actually survived because periodic assassins have occurred, all with a hallmark manner of death, specific to the assassin presumed ended those many years ago.
Yes, there is some action and yes, the movie does make you think. No, its not an Academy Award level movie - but it is a very enjoyable movie with, what I felt to be, a good, believable plot with a handy surprise at the end... I enjoyed it and think others will, as well. Particularly if you find the East-West spy conflict historically interesting, or if you lived through it from the Berlin Wall going up to the News Years Eve celebration in Berlin as it began to come down, 1 January 1990 and watched as the Soviet regime collapsed.