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Operation Finale Reviews

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February 6, 2019
"Operation Finale" is a good movie, driven by a compelling story and some first-rate performances. It doesn't quite ascend to the level that it might have, but there's no shame in coming up just shy of greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2019
Put another way, director Chris Weitz didn't exactly need to Argo this up for us, but that's pretty much exactly what he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 8, 2019
The committed leads make Operation Finale worth watching, even though it never really gets to the core of its complicated moral debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 2, 2019
The director struggled with the tone, sliding into comedy and breaking the emotional thread. The film was packed with potential as the script delves into a period of Nazi resurgence in post WW2 Argentina that has largely been ignored in media.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
December 30, 2018
Despite its engaging performances, this real-life story about Israel's hunt for a war criminal moves through rote plot points with uninventive efficiency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2018
An engrossing yarn, featuring a magnetic lead performance by Oscar Isaac.
December 6, 2018
The sparring between Kingsley and Isaac is remarkable and the film's structural flaws never blunt the the touching impact of its themes.
November 27, 2018
This is not a great movie. In fact, it is a rather mediocre affair. I would suggest that the talent here should have given us a stronger telling of this naturally compelling piece of history.
November 24, 2018
There are some stumbles in the feature's first half (more editing could've helped) but the latter half makes up for those weaknesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
November 7, 2018
There's something that feels very plastic about Operation Finale. It's not bad, but it's definitely not good.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 4, 2018
Another historical drama that conflates an important story with good storytelling. The cast does an admiral job of attempting to raise the material but Operation Finale struggles tonally almost from the first scene.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2018
Operation Finale was made, at its core, to give an actor the caliber of Kingsley the chance to play Eichmann and the Oscar winner doesn't disappoint with a subdued, elegantly reviling performance.
October 26, 2018
Perhaps the major problem with Operation Finale is that it wants so desperately to be a tense spy film, a mix of Munich and Argo, but without the teeth of the former or the humor of the latter.
October 17, 2018
While some of the genre elements of Operation Finale are overly familiar, the film still succeeds due to the strength of the cast, especially Kinsgley and Issac...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 11, 2018
Director Chris Weitz is trying something new here, and kudos to him for that. Unfortunately, the script by Matthew Orton is slightly lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2018
Ben Kingsley's performance (Gandhi, Schindler's List) is punctilious. [Full review in Spanish]
October 10, 2018
Solid performances prevent World War II drama Operation Finale from being total bust
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 6, 2018
The ratio of potentially cinematic moments rendered uncinematic is so vast that you can't help but suggest that Weitz and Orton accomplished something.
October 4, 2018
When a movie features Ben Kingsley, in a hefty Ben Kingsley role, doing what Ben Kingsley does best, that's probably good enough in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2018
Chris Weitz shows his versatile talent as a director who elicits performances that humanize all the characters, even the ones who seem to deserve it the least.
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