ABC Film Challenge – Thriller – J – Damascus Cover (2017) Movie Review
Director: Daniel Zelik Berk
Writer: Daniel Zelik Berk, Samantha Newton (Screenplay) Howard Kaplan (Book)
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jurgen Prochnow, Igal Naor, Navid Negahban, John Hurt
Plot: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Damascus Cover starts as Israeli spy Ari Ben-Sion (Meyers returns from Germany where he went under Hans Hoffman to his homeland for his latest undercover mission.
When Ari meets journalist Kim Johnson (Thirlby), Ari gets caught up in a romance, but the web of conspiracy from within his own government will put his own life in danger.
Thoughts on Damascus Cover
Thoughts – Damascus Cover is a spy mystery thriller. Seeing how different spies will look to stay undercover to protect the people they love and do the right thing for their country. Even if their country starts to turn on them. This is a movie that will keep you guessing as to what everyone involved motives are and who is helping who. Like most spy movies, we literally don’t know who we can trust along the way. We don’t see to get that must fresh or original in the bigger picture here, with a solid set of performances with Jonathan Rhys Meyers taking the leading role in the movie.
Final Thoughts – Damascus Cover is a simple spy movie.