Operation Finale

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Effective take on post-WWII story has violence, language.

PG-13 2018 109 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Movie Relates History of Infamous Nazi Capture

Adolf Eichmann, one of history's most notorious Nazis-fled to Argentina to escape his fate as a German war criminal. This is the story of how the Israeli Intelligence tracks down the former SS commander and tries to get him to Jerusalem to stand trial for his crimes. The main character of this movie is Peter Malkin, a Jew who lost his sister Fruma in the Holocaust. This movie feels very much like an adventure/spy film, as Malkin and his associates disguise themselves as Argentinian police and capture Eichmann and take him to their hideout. This movie has some moments of strong language in it as well as racist talk, and a few flashback scenes of Holocaust violence. It's an interesting movie about the subject matter and worth seeing one time, but I likely wouldn't revisit this movie. 3/5.
age 7+

Good movie.

it is a great movie!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 29, 2018
  • On DVD or streaming: December 4, 2018
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Melanie Laurent, Ben Kingsley
  • Director: Chris Weitz
  • Studio: MGM
  • Genre: Drama
  • Topics: History
  • Run time: 109 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing thematic content and related violent images, and for some language
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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