The Virtuoso, a highly implausible neo-fi thriller where a professional secret agent gets deeply entwined in a corporate murder-for-hire scheme, is just as morally bankrupt as the morals of the principals. However, the movie maintains some level of interest for most of its two-hour running time. The movie has been praised by critics and audiences alike for its attention to its core concept and execution.
Directed by Michael Mann, The Virtuoso is based on the true story of an American agent Ericksonian. The film covers the rise of an obsessive, ambitious career spy who masquerades as a high-level CIA asset, working behind the scenes for his country. Everything goes bad for him right at the start, as he's ordered to kill a Chinese dissident without the knowledge of his handlers, so he goes rogue and kills anyone he deems a threat. His mission takes him all over the world, while he manipulates the political system from the inside.
Although The Virtuoso certainly has its share of entertaining moments, it is also plagued by numerous legal and ethical issues. Several people have criticized the movie for using too many controversial scenes and descriptions of classified materials that are too graphic in nature. One example of this scene depicts a scene from a World War II plane crash that killed over seventy people. It shows an execution-style death for a political dissident, and it was later used in the context of a documentary film about the Gulf War. It was even used in one of the most recent documentaries to air on Al Jazeera.
The movie has also been accused of containing many futuristic inaccuracies, and some Internet users were concerned that they would fall into a legal loophole if they shared the film online. Others feared that the movie could encourage terrorists to carry out attacks in the name of religion. This is a very serious charge, as religion and national security are very sensitive issues in the United States. No government wants to be accused of promoting terrorism by providing material that could spark such hate.
It may be true that The Virtuoso could be viewed by illegal online users. Illegal file sharing sites have made movie files available to users who download them, and the movie industry is making money from the promotion of these illegal films. The movie industry has taken advantage of this loophole, and while legitimate companies may produce legitimate movies online, they cannot do so with impunity.
If you choose to download this movie illegally, you may encounter several difficulties. Some programs will not run on certain computers because of security problems. Other online users may not be able to view the movie because it is infected on their systems.