Screenwriter Christopher Crowe seems to suffer some kind of identity crisis after crafting a crisp, balanced set-up for this thriller about the road to 9-11. The cautionary tale of the first have is a bad match for the testosterone-fueled conclusion, which tries to apologize for bungled US foreign policy while delivering action-movie kicks.
Despite rumors of terrorist activity dating back as far as 1995, short-sighted covert intelligence agencies ignore tips regarding the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. In Phoenix, Arizona, a flying instructor reports a foreign-born student with more interest in steering his plane than landing it. In Germany, American ...