Operation Finale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Operation Finale Reviews

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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.
September 30, 2018
This fact-based story is a carefully executed retelling of the Israeli operation to catch Eichmann in Buenos Aires and bring him to Israel to stand trial for his part in the Holocaust.
September 27, 2018
The film fictionalizes setups and collapses factual details while trying to make Eichmann's extraction play out with conventional suspense; it ends up a poor cousin to Argo.
September 21, 2018
The film rests itself on the excitement of reality, which is nearly enough to make it a good movie, but not quite enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2018
While there are some issues with pacing and editing as well as Isaac's performance, Operation Finale is an important part of history that should not be forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2018
Operation Finale isn't bad; it just isn't as strong as similar stories that we've already seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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