Veteran CIA agent Henry is reunited in Vienna with his former colleague and lover Celia.Veteran CIA agent Henry is reunited in Vienna with his former colleague and lover Celia.Veteran CIA agent Henry is reunited in Vienna with his former colleague and lover Celia.
- Leila Maloof
- (as Ahd Kamel)
This is why when I joined the CIA, I had to sign a waiver confirming no inter-employee relationships.
This spy thriller is more about spy-relationships with hardly any thrills. It's a very slow burn, and I can see how many would become impatient. I'm also not a fan of timeline back and forths, and this has many, and more than just two timelines. However, although not perfect, the timelines are what kept me intrigued to continue to watch, as they revealed small pieces of the puzzle throughout. The reward at the end is worth it imo, I just wish the felt-longer 101 min runtime with slow pacing had been shorter and faster. Huge credit goes to Pine and Newton for their exceptional performances, and another reason why I didn't throw in the towel mid-way, plus adding Fishburne and Pryce into the mix was a bonus. So if you don't go into this expecting a James Bond action spy thriller, and have the patience, you may enjoy it once it reaches the end. All the Old Knives had sharp performances, but the story-telling was dull and needed much sharpening. It's a 7.5 rounded up to an 8/10 from me.
- Apr 14, 2022
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