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Plot: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
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|5.3/10 Votes: 3,055
|14% | RottenTomatoes
|36/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 52 Popularity: 6.175 | TMDB
Well Crafted Indie Spy Movie
I was impressed by this movie. The cinematography was notably good, providing one with a good feel of the atmosphere of the locations in which this film was shot.
I also enjoyed the political comments that punctuated this movie, without being ‘preachy’; something that would certainly turn me off a movie.
The performances were strong, but at the same time not overly dramatic, which gave the movie the gravitas and tension required for a film in this genre. The storyline keeps you engaged from start to finish, and you leave the theatre suitably entertained – which is what you want.
Is this film a big budget production like ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’? No. Is it a good independent movie that will entertain you? Yes.
A shallow contrivance……
In spite of sporting a decent cast Damascus Cover, fails to impress. This is what I would describe as a “template film”. It takes a standardised formula that been used many times before and adds in actors, props and sets, along with rather conventional narrative.
The result is a shallow contrivance that lacks flair, corralling the actors performance’s, offering little in the way of character growth and artistic improvisation. This is a genuine shame too, as there is some real talent in this cast, including I believe the final performance by the truly wonderful John Hurt.
Just as regrettable is this film seems intent on portraying Syria as a haven for human rights abusers, torturers and escaped Nazi’s. The latter hob nob with senior Syrian officials, whilst living the high life in Damascus. Whilst indeed there was a senior Nazi residing in Syria, he was not feted by the government but instead died whilst effectively under house arrest.
Simply put there is not a lot to like here. I watched all of this film but found I was bored a good portion of the time by its overall blandness and lack of objectivity. Suffice to say there are far far better espionage thrillers on offer than this tepid affair. 4/10 from me.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Mystery, Thriller
Director Daniel Zelik Berk
Writer Daniel Zelik Berk, Samantha Newton, Howard Kaplan
Actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jürgen Prochnow
Country United Kingdom
Awards 10 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa HS, Cooke S4 Lenses
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Printed Film Format N/A