Spider in the Web (2019) Movie Review

Director: Eran Riklis

Writer: Gidon Maron, Emmanuel Naccache (Screenplay)

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Monica Bellucci, Itay Tiran, Itzik Cohen, Filip Peeters, Hilde Van Mieghem

Plot: A young operative is sent on a mission to follow an older agent, whose behaviour has come into question.


Tagline – Two Mossad agents on an existential journey across Belgium and Holland. Success means everything. Failure means death.

Runtime: 1 Hour 53 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Spider in the Web starts when Adereth (Kinglsey) a Mossad agent who sees his partner Samuel (Cohen) abducted by people from their past. Adereth must team up with Smauel’s son Daniel (Tiran) as search for answers, which will see him needing to confront his past and learn to embrace the modern ways of searching for people.

As the two continue their investigation, they will see the people they don’t know which side they are playing along, leaving each interaction a mystery.

Thoughts on Spider in the Web

ThoughtsSpider in the Web is a thriller that looks to dive into the different spy organisations operating, where one of the members starts getting involved in activities, they organisation questions his actions. This is a spy movie that will look to show the shadier side of the operations, while leading every scene into a mystery, as we are never sure which side Adereth is on. Ben Kingsley carries this film with his excellent leading performance, one that will make us become engaged in what he will do next, always in control of each scene he is in. in the end Spider in the Web doesn’t get to be an intense as many other spy movies, but will give us a mystery to see unravelled.

Final Thoughts Spider in the Web is a twist filled spy mystery that keeps you guessing throughout the film.

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