Duncan Falconer (the author of the Stratton series) is a former member of the British SBS, a special forces unit of the UK and equivalent of the SAS. Falconer was active during the Falklands war and worked with Intelligence in Northern Ireland. See more »
When Marty's replacement arrives he addresses Sgt Stratton as "Sir". This wrong on two counts:
1. As a Sgt, Stratton would not be addressed as Sir.
2. As a Petty Officer he is of the same equivalent rank as Stratton. See more »
What is this Cummings?
This? This is absolution
[turns his gun on himself]
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I think reviewers are being a little harsh about this film. It's an action thriller featuring the SBS, MI6 etc. Mainly British cast with a couple of token Americans. Gemma Chan is superb, with a different actress her role wouldn't be memorable but she really helps things along. Derek Jacobi, unsurprisingly good. Unlike many reviews, I think Dominic Cooper did a good job, especially given the lack of time he had to prepare for this. Connie Nielsen however was an odd choice, her posh British accent varied in intensity and felt awkward. You can't compare this to a big budget Bond/Bourne/Mission Impossible, but I found it entertaining.
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