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.
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 24, 2020
If there is a snag, it is that the characters are sometimes mysteries not only to each other but to us.
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 22, 2020
Wasp Network is playful propaganda. I liked its style.
June 19, 2020
An enjoyable effort that combines a fascinating story with a strong cast, even if its approach is somewhat scattershot
June 19, 2020
It's a little caper-y, breezing through the layout of the operation, introducing new agents over time. Writer/director Olivier Assayas balances parallel stories in differnet countries smoothly. You never lose your sense of place and time.
June 19, 2020
Willing audiences will find a lot to enjoy, from its 90s setting to its deep dive on the Cuban exile community to its lineup of good-looking characters.
June 19, 2020
One can see the craftsmanship and skill with actors that Assayas has honed for the last three decades in the film's best moments, even if it adds up to something of a disappointment.
June 19, 2020
Assayas...sticks to the fact-by-fact accounts, which makes for an efficient, if somewhat distant effort with almost too much ground to cover.
June 18, 2020
The former film critic is once again tinkering with story structure the way smart kids like to take apart their toys to see how they work. Even a spotty Assayas film is still better than most.
June 18, 2020
A provocative demonstration of how strange life can get when the political and the personal intertwine like roots of a mammoth tree.
June 17, 2020
Even when it lags, "Wasp Network" is always watchable.
November 8, 2019
[Assayas] gives you impeccably crisp direction, a wide scope of action, an exceptional cast -- Edgar Ramírez, Wagner Moura, Penélope Cruz, Gael García Bernal --and some enjoyable misdirection. This is, after all, a tale about liars.
October 19, 2019
It's unfortunate that Assayas couldn't end the decade on a higher note, but he is far too talented-and far too astute at selecting capable onscreen collaborators-for Wasp Network to be a misfire
October 10, 2019
Proves that Assayas' weakest films are better than the best films of most directors.
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