August 30, 2018

Operation Finale is in theaters on August 29th, 2018.

15 years after the end of World War II, one of the Nazi officers, Adoph Eichmann, who planned the death of millions Jews and architected the final solution remained unfound in the world. When word gets out of his whereabouts, a team of top Israeli agents set out to bring him to Israel to stand trial for his heinous crimes in a seemingly impossible mission.

Going in to watch Operation Finale I was expecting to watch a gory and disturbing film but was met with a slow moving storyline. There are parts that made me feel disturbed especially the fact that Eichmann was able to get away from being so evil and live a “regular” life.

Overall however the plot focused more on how long it took the Israeli agents to sneak him to Israel after their plan was put on halt. Due to this, Operation Finale felt like watching an extended historical re-enactment from part of a documentary. It was well put together because even though there isn’t a lot of action filled scenes, the intensity of their mission being put at a stand still put me on the edge of my seat. I was not familiar with this story even though it is based on truth which made it even more nerve wrecking knowing that it actually happened.

As a heads up they do include scenes of the horrors that occurred doing the Holocaust, both real and acted. Also seeing how manipulative Eichmann still was even after being caught is enough to turn your stomach as he still found humor in what he did.

This story is one that needed to be told to let the world know more about it and so it is not forgotten. The writers and actors in Operation did a great job telling the story to create a great movie for a less than great subject.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Ashley Ashley (Contributing Editor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi.
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