Covert One: The Hades Factor


Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5.8 10 1,534


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October 27, 2020



Anjelica Huston as Mrs. D'Abondo
Josh Hopkins as Bill Griffin 2 episodes, 2006
Mira Sorvino as Rachel Russel 2 episodes, 2006
Sophia Myles as Ann Payne
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1.48 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
160 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
160 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Runrig 7 / 10 / 10

Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed

If you enjoyed the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak, the TV series 24 and X-Files and the HBO/BBC series TheCell, and wondered what would happen if you mixed them altogether, then this is the result. It trundles along at the usual pace of all the above, with Stephen Dorff doing his best Jack Bauer impersonation, in both looks and personality. Naturally the love of his live is offed fairly early on and that sets up the lone-agent working to recover the truth. Very 24'esque. The X-Files element is all the government conspiracies that are woven into the plot and that makes for more distraction than anything else. The story is a good one on its own merit, no need to keep mixing in nonsense that really only serves to bog down the movie. But on the whole it is a good watch.

Reviewed by gradyharp 5 / 10 / 10

A Tense, Well-Scripted Thriller Pertinent to our Times

Great literature its not, but Robert Ludlum is hard to beat as a writer of suspense thrillers and COVERT ONE: THE HADES FACTOR is no exception. Writing the screenplay with Ludlum is Elwood Reid and together they have created a very fast moving tale of the threats of bio-terrorism, found in Mick Jackson a perfect match for a director, and gathered an exciting cast to make this 160 minute made-for-television movie fly by at tremendous speed. The premise of the film involves the worst of all 'weapons of mass destruction' - biological warfare - and here the topic is dealt with in a fascinating manner that pulls the US Government into the fold as implicated in the feasibility of such warfare. Not possible? Well, watch the film and make up your own mind. Stephen Dorff plays Jon Smith, a one time covert agent for the White House, who becomes ensnarled in a plot to release the Hades Virus (a hemorrhagic lethal variant of the Ebola virus) to destroy the US. Smith's girlfriend Dr. Amsden (Sofia Myles) works for the government in the department that watches for measures just such as this. When the plot to sell the virus (is it possibly a virus known to the US government as the Scimitar project?) falls into the hands of an agent Rachel Russell (Mira Sorvino), the confusion of who is working for whom unfolds and all manner of agents and FBI, CIA, etc agents tumble around the President (Anjelica Huston) trying to identify the true culprits and the race to stop the dissemination of the deadly virus. In the many roles of varying consequence are actors Blair Underwood, Danny Huston, Colm Meaney, Josh Hopkins, etc. The film is not without its gruesome elements: what depiction of bio-terrorism could avoid that? But the pace and the action sequences and the many locations of the film make the story propel along at a fascinating pace and the actors hold their own despite some predictable moments. Though this obviously is a fiction novel and a good one at that, there is a degree of truth in all fiction and any time writers and artists can help us understand possibilities, we are the better informed for it. Recommended viewing.

Reviewed by buiger 5 / 10 / 10

Should have been much better...

Average. This is the third bad (not good) movie in a row based upon novels by Robert Ludlum. I think that Ludlum is just too complicated for modern-day Hollywood, whose directors, producers and writers have all formed themselves by watching MTV music clips and PC Video games. Accordingly, this film is too fast, too short and too simple to be able to even begin doing justice to the novel. There is absolutely no character building, we have no insight into the motives, no details about the plot, etc... In my opinion, the only decent filming of a Ludlum Novel was the first 'Bourne Identity' made sometime in the 80-ies. But then, those where completely different times...

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