Movies based on real people are showing up more frequently at the box office and this one in no exception. While it may be based on historical events, the writers focused on several questionable elements and character flaws in the film’s main subject making the thematic elements a little too graphic for the family audience. It’s focus is on a closed minded, hyper-conservative man whose outwardly moralistic point of view is so exaggerated that when we find out he is a sexual deviant, we are none too surprised.
While the film is intriguing at times, the plot is painfully slow to develop and the situations are a little more on the cerebral side than you might expect from an espionage movie. Alas, the director takes full advantage of the PG-13 rating and throws in the customary single f-word, easily placing this film above our allowable guidelines.