|MI-5 (SPOOKS: THE GREATEST GOOD) (director: Bharat Nalluri; screenwriters: Sam Vincent/Jonathan Brackley/based on the television series created by David Wolstencroft.; cinematographer: Hubert Taczanowski; editor: James Pearson; music: Dominic Lewis; cast: David Harewood (Francis Warrender), Kit Harington (Will Holloway), Elves Gabel (Adam Qasim), Peter Firth (Harry Pearce), Tuppence Middleton (June Keaton), Michael Wildman (Robert Vass), Jennifer Ehle (Geraldine Maltby), Tim McInnerny (Oliver Mace), Eleanor Matsuura (Hannah Santo), Lara Pulver (Erin Watts), David Harewood (Francis Warrender); Runtime: 104; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Ollie Madden/ Stephen Garrett; Saban Films; 2015-UK)|
thriller about British spook."
by Dennis Schwartz
Terrorist ringleader prisoner Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes during a motorcade ambush when British Intelligence attempts to turn him over to the FBI. Sir Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), head of counter-terrorism, fears for the safety of the street bystanders and gives the order to turn him over to the attackers. Harry suspects a mole in MI-5 and to catch the traitor vanishes after faking his death.
Will Holloway (Harington) — whom Pearce had decommissioned — is ordered by MI-5 to track him down. Harry was partner to the young Will's dead father. When the kid locates Harry, he's convinced to help Harry when he believes the veteran spoof that there's a traitor among them trying to destroy Mi-5 and London will be attacked by Qasim's group.
It looked more like ordinary cable TV fare than a movie--just another episode in the series last viewed on TV in 2011.
REVIEWED ON 6/9/2016 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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