REVIEW: The Bricklayer (2024 Film) - Starring Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev

Director Renny Harlin brings audiences a familiar yet engaging action thriller in "The Bricklayer," featuring a strong cast led by Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev. The film revolves around a rogue former CIA agent, Radek, played convincingly by Clifton Collins Jr., who disrupts international relations by framing the CIA for a series of assassinations. To clear their name, the agency must enlist the help of Steve Vail (Aaron Eckhart), a retired operative with a rebellious streak and exceptional skills.

The plot, based on the novel by former FBI agent Paul Lindsay, follows a predictable trajectory with a few twists and turns. The story's lack of flexibility and somewhat non-evolving characters contribute to its formulaic nature. However, the film compensates for these shortcomings with its intense action sequences, reminiscent of both Jack Ryan and Jack Reacher, offering fans of the genre an entertaining bullet-riddled adventure.

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