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The release kept being postponed and word leaked out of open warfare on the set between Ford and Pitt and their huge differences over what kind of movie they wished to make. As other reviewers have pointed out, we have reflective scenes, action scenes and IRA stuff, as in Patriot Games, all blended together in one big, brainless collage.
What is left are some good scenes, in places, but there is no coherence to the movie or the slightest thematic unity.
You will watch some scenes and ask why: we are watching them play pool?
Why are we watching the entire confirmation ceremony of Ford's little daughter? We have the two disparate stories, Ford's corrupt partner he must turn in and the IRA story of Pitt going on simultaneously going back and forth from one to the other like a teeter totter.