With that off my chest, what was the film itself like? Well, I probably didn't miss much as a result of the censorship as the film was formulaic and clichéd which created something unremarkable. It sees Pierce Brosnan's ex-CIA agent return to action in a personal mission, involving a Russian presidential candidate and genocide, which puts him up against a former pupil and corrupt CIA officials.
It's not the worst made thriller you'll see. The quality could have been worse. But that's not the trouble. The issue comes from the over-abundance of clichés that cripple the film from start to finish. What this felt like was one of those straight-to DVD thrillers you find appearing in your local supermarket every so often that has a name you might recognise (in this case Brosnan).
Had the film opted for a more original route, then it might have ended up doing something of note, or at least made it a little more involving. But that isn't what it does. It decides that it wants to be a faceless copycat of many other faceless copycats of thrillers.