The Spy: Limited Series (2019)


Limited Series
The Spy

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Though at times stodgy, The Spy's exploration of a real-life hero remains engaging thanks to a moving performance from Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Critic Ratings: 43

84%

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User Ratings: 403

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 6, 2019

Desperate to get an agent inside Syria, Mossad recruits Egyptian-born Eli and puts him through a crash course in spying.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2019

Solidifying his cover identity in Buenos Aires, Eli makes a serendipitous connection, but his fervor puts the whole mission in jeopardy.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2019

Eli makes an influential ally; early operations in Damascus quickly bear fruit, but Dan fears Eli's bold methods will get him killed.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2019

Eli's mission takes a dangerous turn when he tries to report on a secret military installation; back home, Nadia struggles to raise the children alone.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2019

After a bloody coup, Eli insinuates himself closer to the center of Syrian power, but the job's emotional demands take a severe toll.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2019

As Israel prepares to strike a Syrian target identified by Eli, suspicion closes in around him; retaliation is swift -- and ruthless.

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Cast & Crew

Sacha Baron Cohen
Eli Cohen

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Noah Emmerich
Dan Peleg

Actor
Hadar Ratzon Rotem
Nadia

Actor
Waleed Zuaiter
Amin Al-Hafz

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Gideon Raff
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Critic Reviews for The Spy: Limited Series

Audience Reviews for The Spy: Limited Series

  • Mar 19, 2022
    I loved this miniseries - I watched it twice over several months. Sasha Baron Cohen is brilliant in this dramatic account based on the true story of Israeli spy Eli Cohen. Baron shows that he is more than just a comedic and satirical actor. Baron's portrayal of Cohen was probably over-dramatized and flamboyant for audience appeal. But, the series, nonetheless, delivers suspense, intrigue, espionage, tradecraft and the conflict over having to choose between family and country. Noah Emmerich, who starred as the FBI Agent in the long-running spy series, "The Americans," also stars in this series. It pulls the viewer in quickly and holds them throughout. You could binge on this in one or two days, easily. I've recommended it to all my friends.
  • Feb 21, 2021
    Very good series that don't just portray the spy as a James Bond but more realistic. The story itself is fascinating. Only problem is the dialogs in the last episode are superficial
  • Jan 27, 2021
    Cheesy acting, created through the eyes of a Gay Israeli atheist who does not have a clue on how the Arab world works. Is like asking a Martian to make a movie about Earth.
  • Jan 14, 2021
    Nitel cam clasic dar Cohen joaca
  • Dec 28, 2020
    Absolutely remarkable, history in the making - Cohen educates generations both literally and professionally what it takes to sacrify oneself as a world-class actor. No more booyakas and Jaksiemasz, please!
  • Nov 29, 2020
    Really fantastic. Not sure how accurate it is but it surely feels authentic. I was wrapped up in every episode. If you like real life spy stories, you'll love it.
  • Nov 21, 2020
    I've been intrigued by the story of Eli Cohen my whole life and was thrilled that it was finally made into a mini-series. Sacha Baron Cohen is a superb dramatic actor and I loved him in this! The only thing I would have changed is the language. It would have felt more authentic if it had been in Arabic and Hebrew like "Fauda" instead of heavily accented English.
  • Nov 19, 2020
    Wow. Fascinating spycraft, suspenseful tension, complex characters, and interesting history and strategic ideas. It's told from the Israeli point of view, so I don't know how objectively accurate it is or how fair it is to the Syrians; however, it is for sure one of the most compelling shows I've watched in a long time.
  • Nov 08, 2020
    The fact that each and every actor speaks English, albeit with the appropriate foreign accent, doesn't add to a sense of authenticity. Also, for example, below the sign in Hebrew outside the doctor's office where the wife has just had her pregnancy confirmed, is the acronym OBGYN; America is only country in the world that uses that designation for gynaecologist, ginekolog, ginakolog etc. The obvious bias towards insular American audiences is bothersome but I might well be alone in my irritation.
  • Oct 24, 2020
    The catchy plot is ruined by the completely nonsensical action of a main character. The job of a spy is to get unnoticed, and to collect information in a planned way to mininimize risks.. The character keeps acting like James Bond which doesn't fit the realistic character of the movie. À real pity. Most likely, real life spies are way too boring. Actually they are more often than not second rank office clerks with access to information and a dull life. Not likely the material one wants for a movie. Don't watch this if you have any notion of espionnage or history. That will just feel too dumb

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