After UN interpreter Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a plot to assassinate an African leader - the leader of her home country, in fact - the US Secret Service is brought in to investigate, in the shape of hard-bitten agent Tobin Keller (Penn). Of course, all is not what it seems.
Solid, mature and finely acted, but intermittently daft. You have to respect its noble intentions and attempts to give popular film a real, opinionated edge, but reality is the thing that finally escapes it.
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
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