Damascus Cover

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Damascus Cover is essentially every bit the hackneyed espionage drama that any veteran of '90s action thrillers might expect after reading its title.

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Ari Ben-Zion, haunted by the death of his son, is assigned by the Mossad to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days his mission goes wrong. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named, The Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.

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  • The persuasive use of real locations only underlines the frustrating sketchiness when it comes to exploring the potentially fascinating intricacies of Israeli-Syrian power play.

    Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Damascus Cover was the last film Hurt made - but it isn't worth seeking out for that reason, or many others.

    Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • [An] unfortunately rather ropey film, destined to be blearily viewed on a thousand long-haul flights or channel-hoppingly glimpsed on your way past ITV4.

    Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The overarching idea of "Damascus Cover"... provides a worthy payoff: the idea that there are alliances that transcend religious wars and nationalistic sentiments for the sake of saving lives.

    Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Berk's movie is too plodding and predictable to generate anything more than a modest level of suspense; worse, it lacks enough excitement to qualify even as instantly forgettable popcorn entertainment.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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  • Features the usual political-thriller tropes - tough but haunted protagonist, zigzag of foreign locales, rival spies, arcane twists, shifting allegiances, wedged-in romance - without adding much that feels unique or exciting.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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