Rogue Agent [Movie Review]

Rogue Agent [Movie Review] | Remember when you see people got swindled/ scammed and you would think 'why in the world would they believe such a thing?'

Well, that's the truth nowadays. Everything online is super real and super fake at the same time. The movie is based loosely on that premise and when I saw that it is inspired by true events (Robert Freegard), I was kinda hooked. Plus the word 'agent' got me reeled in (see how easy that clickbait was?).

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Rogue Agent (2022) Trivia 

  • Starring: James Norton, Gemma Arterton, Shazad Latif, Marisa Abela, Edwina Findley & Julian Barratt
  • Directed by: Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn
  • Production Companies: Rabbit Track Pictures, Great Point Media, The Development Partnership & Night Train Media
  • Distributed by: Netflix
  • Release date: July 27, 2022
  • Running time: 115 minutes
  • Rating: TV-MA (for mature adult)
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • IMDb: 6.4/ 10
  • Tomatometer: NA
  • Metascore: NA
  • The film is based on Robert Hendy-Freegard, a conman masqueraded as MI5 agent.

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Robert Freegard works at a bar, secretly recruiting young bloods as MI5 agents. He manages to recruit 3 young bloods to be his agents. And when their covers were blown, he quickly alert the three and run with them so  that they will not be executed. 

Or at least, that what he told the youngsters who were too eager to serve their country. 

Years later, Alice Archer walks pass a automotive shop when a suave car salesman, Robert Hendy takes notice and tries to woo her. Being an independent, single lawyer, it was not easy for Alice to fall head over heels with Robert. But his consistent randomness and him being easy and not pushy finally breaks her wall and she lets him in.

She even have one of her investigators make a background check on Robert. When the PI returns with nothing - as if Robert is a ghost - she ignores the red flag and follows her foolish heart. 

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Rogue Agent, Crime, Thriller, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle, Movie Review by Rawlins, Netflix

When Robert suggests that the both of them ventures into business together, reluctant at first, she agrees and put her savings into a combined account. Robert tells Alice that he is an MI5 agent, on his rounds recruiting agents and Alice believes him.

Not long after, Robert starts ignoring him. And when the combined account was cleared, Alice realised that she had been played by a conman. 

She reports her case to  the police but there was nothing to be done as it was a combined account and as Robert tells the police, he just made some investment with the money, despite his partner is against the idea. 

As a lawyer, Alice has her means. And she is determined to stop Robert.

But who is Robert really? 

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Plot: 4.5/ 5.0 Whenever it is a story inspired by true events, it is always a chilling one, when done properly. And this one is done pretty well.

The plot is beautifully done and you'll root for Alice until the end.

Cast: 4.6/ 5.0 Beautifully cast for both James Norton and Gemma Aterton. The other actors delivered beautifully.

Will I Watch It Again: Yes, I don't mind watching it again.

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. Talking of curious but compelling movies, the non-fiction Rogue Agent is most bizarre and distinctively different. It’s about the real MI6 conman Robert Freegard and stars James Norton and Gemma Arterton. Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson produced the film. Fact is often stranger than fiction, so this real life film is intense and makes for psychologically scary watching.

    Ignoring Rogue Agent and The Courier, sadly there’s not enough fact based espionage on the menu so after watching Rogue Agent why not try reading another non-fiction thriller about a real life Maverick Agent instead. We suggest a noir espionage masterpiece could do the trick. One compelling thriller springs to mind. It’s a down to earth intriguing real life novel called Beyond Enkription, the first stand-alone thriller in The Burlington Files, about a not so boring accountant (Bill Fairclough, codename JJ, aka Edward Burlington) who infiltrates a global organised crime syndicate while unwittingly working for MI6.

    If you have already devoured and liked Beyond Enkription or The Courier, the Cumberbatch film about Greville Wynne, you should love Rogue Agent. Just like Ben Macintyre’s The Spy and the Traitor about KGB Colonel Oleg Gordievsky, these are all “must reads or must views” for espionage cognoscenti.


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