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Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 September 2012 (USA)
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

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Hadi Hajaig

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Hadi Hajaig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Ewan
Charlotte Rampling ... Charlotte
Abhin Galeya ... Ash
Tom Burke ... Mark
Tuppence Middleton ... Kate
Peter Polycarpou ... Nabil
Silas Carson ... Amin
James Fox ... Scott
Michelle Ryan ... Emma
Sam Douglas Sam Douglas ... Harry
Tariq Jordan Tariq Jordan ... Paul
Chris Ryman ... Yussif
Glenn Wrage ... Sgt. Glen Conlan
Mens-Sana Tamakloe ... Ibrahim
Shivani Ghai ... Rena
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Storyline

Cleanskin: Ewan (Sean Bean) is a British Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British born Asian suicide bomber Ash (Abhin Galeya) and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism. Written by UKFS

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Fight fire with fire


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenaza terrorista See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,664
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Production Co:

The UK Film Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Hadi Hajaig's intention was to make a commercial thriller. See more »

Goofs

During the kitchen fight scene after Ewan is hit with the fire extinguisher while Ash is getting up his stunt back protector is clearly visible. In the next shot it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ewan: I fought over there, to stop this from happening here
[pause]
Ewan: again. Didn't stop, they're not going to stop, neither will I. I'm going to find everyone of them, and send them to the death they pray for.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Words and Music by James Bay
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Performed by James Bay
Courtesy of BIMM & South Coast Sounds
Under license from James Bay
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A good movie that fell short of being great.
6 July 2012 | by wjbarber82See all my reviews

This move pleasantly surprised me. I was expecting a rather mindless 'lets get the terrorists' themed action film but was instead treated to a film that, to a limited extent, tried to explore the motivations of the main characters whilst still maintaining the feel and pace of an action movie.

On the action side, it was quite good. The fight scenes felt quite real and were not over the top but still managed to have quite an impact. Where the film fell short however, was the other side, in the explaining motivations. It almost seemed to me that a 30-45min chunk of the film was left out in the middle. The part of the movie that drew me in the most was the bomber and how outside influences as well as his own personal feelings pushed him in the direction he ended up going in but, it needed more of that. As, to me at least, I couldn't attach myself to the leaps he made along the way which overall, ruined what would have otherwise been a very very interesting exploration of the subject.

Perhaps I'm asking too much of an action orientated film, but, I think the film makers in this instance, were doing the same.


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