Hidden Agenda (1998) from
|Hidden Agenda (1998) is an espionage
thriller that is set in Berlin after the wall fell. Since this one had
no surprises for me even not knowing anything about it in advance, I
really don't want to write a spoiler, but the plot revolves around a
disk that contains names of everyone who informed for the East German
Secret police, and everyone is after it.
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For me, every plot twist was telegraphed way in
advance, and they had a lot of trouble ending it as well. They did
create a unique form of torture for a long scene. The victim is
strapped in a chair with arms restrained, and devices are attached to
his eyelids to force them open. They dilate his pupils, then turn on
floodlights to torture him. There was nothing seriously wrong
with the acting, but the plot was just way too obvious.
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 5.0/10, Apollo users 38/100
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a C.
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