Movie Review #5568: DAMASCUS COVER
Spy flick from Netflix set in late 80s with an undercover government agent sent on a mission to extradite countrymen from a foreign power. Trouble is all is not what it seems and no-one but no-one is able to be trusted so our fellow has to navigate through minefields of intrigue, twists and turns to finally uncover what is going on.
Great story that includes a romantic subplot and isn’t too hard to keep track of despite the usual pitfalls and betrayals with vets John Hurt (in his last role) and Jurgen Prochnow turning up in supporting slots. Adequate outings from the leads and we’re taken bouncing from one jaunt to the next, piecing it all together as we go.
Probably a cut above the usual political thriller and our main man has an almost Bond-like approach without the cheese. Nothing that hasn’t been done before, but does it in a classy manner that keeps us ticking over until the very end.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.