Rogue Agent (2022)

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Rogue Agent (2022). Rogue Agent: Directed by Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson. With Gemma Arterton, James Norton, Sarah Goldberg, Shazad Latif. The extraordinary and chilling story of career conman Robert Freegard who masqueraded as an MI5 agent and fooled people into going into hiding, and the woman who fell for him, and then brought him down.

“Aside from some woody acting by GA, and some issues with atmosphere, thatu0026#39;s where my alignment with the more critical reviews endsu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story is an incredible one. Had I realised there was also a docuseries, Iu0026#39;d likely have watched that first, though Iu0026#39;m not sure one would adversely impact on the otheru003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis movie works well at covering a long period of deceit, manipulation and fraud, though I feel it would have been better if more emphasis was placed on exploring the psychology behind Freegardu0026#39;s actions. Maybe the docuseries manages thatu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAn enjoyable watch, that builds through the first half, and unfolds with tension and pace in the second.”

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