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Ewan is a Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a suicide bomber Ash and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The ambition is laudable even if the execution isn't as smooth or detailed as it might have been."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"The film certainly has ambition and there are some memorable fight scenes, but it also lacks the extra oomph that could have done for Bean's action-movie career what Taken did for Liam Neeson's."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"It's a competent, conventional thriller, but there's something suspiciously unbalanced going on here."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"As if we don't have enough gullible folk believing 7/7 and 9/11 conspiracy theories already, this poor thriller comes along to popularise the paranoia."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"With a better script editor, this could have been a character-piece comparable, maybe, to Showtime's Homeland."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"Plodding, somewhat misbegotten, and never slick enough to sweep us along."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"It's perhaps one credibility-straining twist too many for the film, which up until then does a solid job of aping slicker, bigger-budgeted Hollywood thrillers."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"As a rather far-fetched work of faction, Cleanskin left me feeling rather grubby about the world that we live in - and not entertained."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Cleanskin has Charlotte Rampling dying, spiritually at least, on a bench. It can be contagious."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Could have been a British 24 but is undone by terrible plotting, implausibility and lack of excitement."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"There's a lovely frisson between Bean and Rampling that makes you think what James Bond and M could be."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"A slick action drama with a strong cast, including Tuppence Middleton, Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Ryan, that delivers in terms of violence, gunplay and conspiracy thrills."
‑ Mark Adams, Daily Mirror [UK]
"You couldn't ever accuse Hadi Hajaig's film of being one-sided: it has two, both of them stupid."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"It plays like a lad-mag fantasy of counterterrorist work, juxtaposing mediocre action sscenes with a lot of deadly serious Islamist rhetoric."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"At times, it's almost as funny as Four Lions. The trouble is, it's not meant to be comedy."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
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