Operation Finale, 2018 Films, Review, Sir Ben Kingsley, Oscar Isaac, Adolf Elchmann, World War II, Chris Weitz, Matthew Orton, Holocaust, Peter Malkin

My Review of the Film Operation Finale (2018)

Operation Finale opens August 29, 2018. The film stars Sir Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac. It is directed by Chris Weitz and the screenplay was done by Matthew Orton. This movie, which is based on a true story, takes places fifteen years after World War II ended, and follows secret Israeli agents as they travel to Argentina in order to track down former Nazi Adolf Elchmann. This Nazi in particular figured out the logistics regarding the transportation that brought millions of Jews to death during the Holocaust. The movie focuses a great deal on the real-life Israeli agent Peter Malkin, in particular, because Peter has a lot of personal reasons why he wants Adolf Elchmann to be put on trial in Israel.

I felt like Ben Kingsley gave the performance of his career, and the man has given some outstanding performances! In fact, I almost burst into tears at the end of this movie. All of the actors made you feel like you could relate to them, even though none of us can truly understand the way they felt back then.

The movie doesn’t have a lot of action in it and is more on the intellectual side. So there’s a lot of dialogue. I liked it a lot and found the script to be riveting, but if action is more your thing, then you might feel a little underwhelmed.

There isn’t a lot of violence in the movie, except for one scene. Although the violence had already taken place, what you see on the screen is pretty graphic. I tend to get pretty sensitive when it comes to violence, but I was able to handle this scene towards the end of the film.

I am so thankful I got the opportunity to see this movie and highly recommend it. Be warned though, you might want to bring a tissue!

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