I've been fascinated by the (real) history of Eichmann in Argentina for years now and I was really expecting a movie that I could at least finish watching. They basically disregarded all the interesting bits of history and put amazing emphasis on those parts of the storyline that are clearly invented (by a teenager on steroids, I would add). It's a failed attempt to make a mixture of history and action that won't appeal to fans of either genres. This is technically a three star movie, but I'm giving one because of the unbelievable waste of an incredible cinema-ready story.
Operation Finale (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
Operation Finale (2018) 1080p
Operation Finale is a movie starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, and Mélanie Laurent. A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
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The Synopsis for Operation Finale (2018) 1080p
Director Chris Weitz's historical thriller is based on the story of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann - the man who masterminded the "Final Solution" - in Argentina. Oscar Isaac plays the legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin, while Ben Kingsley plays his emotionally manipulative arch-nemesis. After tracking Eichmann down to Buenos Aires, Malkin and his men captured him and brought him to Israel for a historic 8-month trial.
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The Reviews for Operation Finale (2018) 1080p
Less "historic" movie I've ever seenReviewed bydiegovaldecasasVote: 1/10
I remember this event from my childhood. It was the excellent trailer that took me to the opening day today. It is a REALLY outstanding movie. It is so good that when I think back on it, my mind goes ahead and wishfully inserts supreme actor Liev Schreiber into the cast (he wasn't in it, however - D'oh!). It's that kind of good.
The movie is dramatic and intense, the suspense approaches "unbearable" (but not quite). One striking feature is there are no histrionics. No manly men bang tables and shout heroic things. That type of hitting the audience over the head with Drama with a capital "D" is unrealistic anyway - and very corny. Here everyone acts like real people. Life happens in speaking voices. And yet, without the melodrama the tension the suspense keeps getting wound tighter and tighter - just from the natural circumstances of the commandos' mission. That's how the movie could feel so natural, and how we could get into it so deeply and effortlessly.
The plot is unexpected, and even a bit outlandish. It is a true story, though, so one gets the sense of deeper meaning, rather than just some dumb action movie, where the director jacks up the suspense and thrills just to please 14-year-old boys. In fact, there isn't much traditional war movie or thriller style movie action - but it is fast-paced.
I saw Mile 22 last week, and liked it, but that was mere button-pushing and manipulated adrenaline. That has its place. This movie, on the other hand, managed to twist me up into knots of anxiety, even though I KNEW THE ENDING; the outcome is historical fact. Didn't matter - I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
When it was over I felt as if I had a deeper understanding of something fundamental about humans. I had a meaningful experience of humanity. I was thoroughly "entertained" - actually, more like riveted.
I'm not sure we needed another reinterpretation of the capture of Adolph Eichmann by Israel? For me "Eichmann" the film is by far the most engrossing. It offers a reasonably accurate account of the events that led to his capture, trial and execution, for crimes against humanity during WWII.
Operation Finale adds nothing to what has already been told in books and other films. Indeed, I find its representation of the facts pretty thin and the tone awkwardly lecturing and oddly sentimental. A predicament not helped by rather flat, mono-tonal storytelling, that even an excellent cast can not overcome.
All in all I'm left asking why we needed another film on this subject? Especially one as mediocre as this. 5/10 from me.