The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.Written by
In one scene, Young Stephan jokingly makes a remark to Young Rachel Singer about her apparent sewing ability (''Here you are a Mossad agent, all those years of training, the highest levels of marksmanship and krav maga, and your first big mission is sewing''). ''Singer'' is also the name of a well known sewing machine. See more »
When Rachel is been driven in the car in Israel, a green Egged bus is reflected in her sun glasses. Until the end of the '90s all of Egged's buses were red or white with faded red stripes and the company did not change the color of its buses to green until after 2000 but the scene takes place in 1997. See more »
A plodding plot, dull dialogue and cardboard characters made this a boring evening. Does Mossad really recruit self-obsessed inadequates from soap operas? The film starts with a confusing series of action sequences posing unanswered questions, which I found irritating. It then proceeds to an over-long and pedantic account of the bungled kidnapping of a Nazi war criminal, who is the standard stock Nazi. At least the same cannot be said of the Mossad agents, who would be more at home in Eastenders - emotional turmoil and histrionics prevail and the situation deteriorates into total catastrophe.
However have to say that my wife liked it!
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