Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Criminal (4 Stars)

This is a gritty action thriller with a hint of science fiction. A Spanish anarchist has created a backdoor to control all of the world's defence satellites. He intends to hold the world to ransom. One of his closest associates, a Dutch man, decides to bail out by selling the secret to the CIA. The only person in contact with the Dutch man is the CIA operative Bill Pope, who is ambushed and shot dead. The CIA uses a previously untested procedure to transfer the dead operative's brainwaves into the brain of a jailed psychopath. They expect the psychopath to act like Bill Pope after the operation, but he's actually a mixture of the two personalities.

This is a fast-paced thriller that only pauses for brief romantic interludes. Highly recommendable.

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