I have just seen this. Very powerful. The opening 2 minutes is one of the best openings for a movie and sets the tone just right. Cage is perfect for the role. I couldn't feel sorry for the wife, she was OK with "not knowing" what her husband was doing for a living. I had a hard time to determine the category of the film, it is listed as political drama, but there are plenty of humor, (black humor) in it. Some interesting trivia: According to Andrew Niccol, the filmmakers worked with actual gunrunners in the making of the film. The tanks lined up for sale were owned by a gunrunner who had to have them back to sell to another country. They used a real stockpile of over 3,000 AK-47s because it was cheaper than getting prop guns. The gunrunners were more cooperative and efficient than the studio or the crew. Yuri Orlov is a composite of five real arms dealers. No US studios would back the film. Foreign finances were secured instead. The tanks seen in the movie were real and belonged to a Czech arms-dealer. Before shooting the scene where tanks were lined up for sale, the filmmaker had to warn NATO, lest they think a real war was being started when they see satellite images of the set.