Wasp Network Reviews

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July 7, 2020
Wasp Network requires acceptance of disparate threads that do, by film's end, weave together in an illuminating historical depiction.
July 2, 2020
Here, though less electric, he is a sturdy presence, effortlessly conveying that almost matter-of-fact rationality characteristic of Assayas's dialogue. The film as a whole is equally direct in mood, though not in structure, where it is discursive.
July 2, 2020
Olivier Assayas tells the story skilfully, with a superb cast and top-notch production values.
July 2, 2020
There's some interesting history on display in Wasp Network, the latest from veteran French auteur Oliver Assayas. But as drama this one's a head scratcher.
June 28, 2020
Despite its inability to reach grander heights, The Wasp Network offers an assured portrait of a largely unheralded chapter in the Cuban Revolution's long-winded history.
June 27, 2020
Assayas' mighty factual epic is too overstuffed with plot and character to come together as a whole, but many of its individual elements are impressive - and even spectacular.
June 26, 2020
Has dull moments and is not as deep as it thinks it is, but does the job of showing how strange it was to live in a rich country, yet stay fiercely loyal to a communist regime back home.
June 26, 2020
I think Wask Network is another example of something that would have worked much better as a miniseries. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 25, 2020
Visually, the appeal of Wasp Network is undeniable - all warm, colorful, open spaces, elegantly shot and peopled with beautiful actors. The intrigue could have used some of that heat, too.
June 24, 2020
Despite strong showings by Penélope Cruz and Édgar Ramírez, the storytelling of this movie is a monumental failure. [Full review in Spanish]
June 24, 2020
Cruz can't save Wasp Network from being a disappointingly muddled spy saga.
June 24, 2020
If there is a snag, it is that the characters are sometimes mysteries not only to each other but to us.
June 24, 2020
Wasp Network registers as a misfire from a fine director and an extremely good cast.
June 24, 2020
This is just a slog... It's so complicated and yet so dull -- and it's over two hours long.
June 23, 2020
With America currently facing a revolution of its own, Wasp Network is a timely political thriller that offers a sleek, captivating, and thought-provoking look to the past.
June 23, 2020
This slick spy story has too many tricks up its sleeve, leading more to confusion than thrills.
June 22, 2020
Combining extensive research with fictionalized action, the film presents an ideologically muddled look at what are essentially acts of terrorism.
June 22, 2020
Director Olivier Assayas baffles, and not in the way that we're used to. [Full review in Spanish]
June 22, 2020
Wasp Network, despite Penelope Cruz's Queen Bee performance, doesn't have the necessary sting.
June 22, 2020
It only takes an hour of this two hour-plus movie for us to figure out Assayas wasn't the right writer-director to pull it off.
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