The Amateur

  • Film
  • Thrillers
From a compelling opening with all the sensational detachment of photojournalism - the random execution of a woman hostage by international terrorists - this turns into a lumbering vehicle for woolly idealism, trite moralising, and gung-ho action as the dead woman's boyfriend (a computer technologist) blackmails his CIA employers into helping avenge the murder. Stock characterisation and dreadful dialogue scarcely aid credibility. (From the novel by Robert Littell.

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Charles Jarrott
Screenwriter: Robert Littell, Diana Maddox
Cast: John Savage
Christopher Plummer
Marthe Keller
Arthur Hill
Nicholas Campbell
John Marley
George Coe
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