#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the context of WW2 narratives, the story of Operation Mincemeat is unique a bizarre and seductive cinematic blend of high-level espionage and ingenious fiction, where the stakes could hardly be higher. Michelle Ashford’s script fuses multiple strands and moods: tense, romantic, thrilling, unexpectedly funny, and endlessly surprising. It tells a richly human story of the soldiers we seldom see, who fight a different kind of war in shadows and deception, haunted by the knowledge that certainty and guarantee of success are nowhere to be found.
Plot: In 1943, two British intelligence officers concoct Operation Mincemeat, wherein their plan to drop a corpse with false papers off the coast of Spain would fool Nazi spies into believing the Allied forces were planning to attack by way of Greece rather than Sicily.
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It’s nothing that I overly enjoyed, though ‘Operation Mincemeat’ is a good flick.
A suitably entertaining (true, if likely ‘reimagined’ and all that) tale is told within roughly 128 minutes, I do think that run time could’ve been shorter but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it drags or anything – I just felt a few moments at the end where it could’ve been wrapped up quicker, that’s all.
Most things in this film are what you’d pretty much expect from a British production of this sort, including the cast which is full of many recognisable faces from across UK television and film. Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen are a pleasant pairing in the lead roles, while Kelly Macdonald leads the rest of the solid onscreen talent nicely. I also note the appearances of Johnny Flynn and Simon Russell Beale, who were both also in 2022’s ‘The Outfit‘ – a quality film, fwiw.
I could’ve, personally, done without the love squabble throughout, I didn’t feel like it was adding anything and it wasn’t exactly unpredictable. I get why it’s there, given what occurs in the plot, but I wouldn’t have longed for it had it not been included.
Most definitely worth a watch, all in all.
Why, oh why, did they have to clutter this up with a romance? As a wartime adventure film, it’s got all the ingredients for a cracker. As WWII starts to turn into a more offensive affair, the allies are looking for any means to divert the Nazis from their true intentions. To that end, “Montague” (Colin Firth) and “Colmondeley” (Matthew Macfadyen) concoct a cunning plan to plant fake documents on a corpse, wash it ashore in Spain and then let corruption and a nefarious network of spies do their worst! It’s a remake of the exciting “Man Who Never Was” (1956) and to be fair, is quite a good one. Director John Madden manages to immerse us in the intricate, sometimes quite amusing, planning of this wacky scheme. Simon Russell Beale is entertainingly convincing as the stoic, borderline desperate, Churchill as is Jason Isaacs as the sceptical “Admiral Godfrey”. Dame Penelope Wilton reminded me a bit of “Miss Baring” from (“I Was Monty’s Double”) from 1957 and the story gather pace nicely. Sadly, though, once their plan is activated the second, more dangerous, part of the plot is seriously rushed and undercooked. The enemy’s attempts to verify what we think they have read is nowhere near developed well enough, and that’s why the romance – between Firth and their clever and resourceful assistant “Jean” (Kelly MacDonald) drags it down. Sure, it’s offers an humanity element depicting the impact of war on people. His (part Jewish) family have relocated to the USA for their safety and she is a war widow; but that storyline leads to intra-character conflict that shows up Macfadyen as not a particularly good actor. Still, I found the two hours flew by. The production looks great with only a sparing use of CGI, a fine score from Thomas Newman and it’s underpinned by a good story. Could have been better, but still pretty good.
Operation “everyone likes Kelly Macdonald”
It was enjoyable enough but I really wanted to enjoy this more than I did.
It seemed to unnecessarily labour several male characters fancying Kelly Macdonald’s character. All the time taken up on this tiresome sub-plot would have been better spent on some of the main story. Also, a triple-agent character giving a hand job to someone just seemed unlikely and out of place.
One of several nods to James Bond was an unfeasibly high-powered buzzsaw watch as a throwaway gag (because of Ian Fleming being a character) was corny and distracting.
I somehow expected it would be more engaging, gritty and revealing than the 1956 film, but it seemed pretty typical and formulaic like many modern British WWII themed films with foiled wartime romances crow-barred in.
There are some great actors in the film but some of them seem to be overused in other similar roles the same era. It even seemed a little like a mini “Death of Stalin” reunion for Jason Isaacs and Simon Russell Beale.
Perhaps I’m being too unkind to the film, but I was looking forward to it and fell a little short of expectations.
This was a movie that never should have been.
This pale, cluttered attempt at telling the story of Operation Mincemeat was a weak attempt at the remake of the same story of Operation Mincemeat in the classic 1956 movie, “The Man Who Never Was”. This version of telling “us” about this strategical deception is littered with romantic rubbish that holds down the story and ruins the potential for suspense. And the interjection of Ian Fleming in voice over and in the film itself just renders this movie a bigger mess than it is.
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Genre Drama, War
Director John Madden
Writer Michelle Ashford, Ben Macintyre
Actors Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald
Country United States, United Kingdom
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