Turks & Caicos (2014)

Turks & Caicos (2014)

2014 95 Minutes

Thriller | Drama | Action | Mystery

The second movie in David Hare's Johnny Worricker trilogy. Loose-limbed spy Johnny Worricker, last seen whistleblowing at MI5 in Page Eight, has a new life. He is hiding out in Ray-Bans on the Cari...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: 'Page Eight,' was a Le Carré-esque espionage movie about trusting the personal over the political, and this sequel 'Turks & Caicos,' is a film mostly about the victims left behind by the game that we all know so well. We find Worricker (Bill Nighy) laying low in retirement on the titular tax-haven island, and he becomes wrapped up in the dealings of a CIA agent (Christopher Walken) and a group of investors working with the British PM to provide illegal arms and retirement money for himself. What makes it interesting is how Worricker is forced to betray a number of those that he trusts in pursuit of the truth. That tests the characters and provides a further drive behind the plot, and all in all it makes for a great sequel to a great afternoon spy-thriller.

    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The mystery of the narrative doesn't quite pack the same engaging drive as before, as there's not so much double-crossing and unknowns to be had in the isolated Caribbean than there is on the grey, reflective streets of London.

    VERDICT: A great sequel to a great spy movie, 'Turks & Caicos,' is engaging because it's about the victims of the game, even if the game isn't quite as mysterious this time round.