Ironbark

The potential was there, a strong cast and good cinematography. Based on a true spy story focused greatly on the cuban missile crisis it’s an interesting topic for a feature film. Then I have to ask, was it the writer or director that made the film feel longer that it needs to be? Or, is it that our attention spans are now just that short. It just doesn’t get exciting until about 3/4 of the way into the movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Mirab Ninidze put in strong subtle performances. Rachel Bronsanhan tries hard to break her iconic role but the director does her no favors and the writer falls short of a believable flushed out character.

What you will get is an interesting look at how an ordinary person found the strength to do something extraordinary and honorable while sticking to his belief in people and his convictions. Overall an ok movie but not quite date night worthy and fine to wait until it streams.

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