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      The Angel

      TV-MA 2018 1h 30m Drama Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Angel: Trailer 1 List The Angel: Trailer 1 The Angel: Trailer 1 1:53 View more videos
      69% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 61% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of President Nasser, becomes a special adviser while working as an Israeli agent. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter A fascinating tale, delivered with just enough suspense to make it engrossing without feeling over the top. Sep 13, 2018 Full Review Joseph Fahim Middle East Eye Marwan never questions the validity of his actions. He barely shows any signs of regret or inner torment over his possible betrayal of his country, confirming in the process that Israel's cause is just. Jul 2, 2021 Full Review Fausto Ponce Proceso The Angel is a failed promise of a movie that could have been a good espionage thriller. [Full Review in Spanish] May 30, 2019 Full Review Andrew Collins Radio Times It's intricately plotted, seriously acted (Yorkshireman Toby Kebbell is convincing as Marwan's Israeli handler) and serves as a brief history lesson that's stranger than fiction. Rated: 4/5 Jan 8, 2019 Full Review Joel Keller Decider A good introduction to the thorny and complicated relationship between Egypt and Israel, told from the perspective of a real-life hero to both countries. Dec 4, 2018 Full Review Adrian Hennigan Haaretz The film can only scratch the surface of this amazing story, and by doing so actually makes it seem much less remarkable than it really is. Rated: 2/5 Nov 16, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gabriel S The Angel tries really hard to spin a good-willed image of Ashraf Marwan, but story seems to tell otherwise. A quick search on the Egyptian's name reveals a different take on Mr. Marwan's intentions, and although The Angel is an entertaining piece, I wonder what was Ariel Vromen's intentions here. In The Angel, we follow Ashraf Marwan, a diplomat under Sadat's regimen in Egypt that becomes a double agent to prevent a war between Israel and Egypt during the 1973 Arab – Israeli crisis. A spy-thriller, this movie has what the genre has to offer. We start early in Ashraf's life, painting a background of who he really is his inner conflicts. Is all we see there accurate? I don't really know. The fact is that all this character development is not relevant; as the story progresses, it dismisses these conflicts for the outer conflicts: the increasing tension between Egypt and Israel. Ashraf is a loving father and seemingly a naïve, almost weak-looking person that can easily be deceived or pressured. Small research reveals another side of the coin: an Ashraf that had high-level skills, engaged in weapon trafficking, built a wealthy empire. Maybe that's the problem in historical-related stories: accuracy? Regardless, in The Angel portraits Ashraf as a good person trying to protect both countries by avoiding a war, which seems farther from the truth: historical data and events lead to a different belief. As far as the plot goes, you get your average spy thriller. As a matter of fact, this movie might feel a bit slow. The plot twist at the end is a bit clever, though, not really a new spin as Soviet tactics used to play in the same fashion. Overall, The Angel is entertaining enough, but watch is with a grain of salt with regards to its historical accuracy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Ragaee E Very bad Egyptian accent, the actors are't Egyptian, and Israel lose the war, but unfortunately Netflix do not need to lose people support Israel (killer) Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Although I missed some parts, well made and nice story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member There's nothing more compelling than a true spy film that are so much more interesting than fiction. I liked the patter and tone as well as dedication to period costumes and sets. All round great film and testament to a man who could see above the politics of the era in pursuit of a higher ideal. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This Netflix movie was pretty good. Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell, Hannah Ware, Sasson Gabai, and the rest of the cast did a great job in this movie. This true story about Ashraf Marwan was dramatic, courageous, and intense. It's about doing what you can to prevent a war and innocent people from dying. What Ashraf did was very heroic and it takes a lot of guts to do what he did. If you're Netflix member, check this out sometime. It's worth watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A good building up just remains a building up, and culminates too late into a rushed finale that only seems like a summary of too many factors, almost like a long trailer of what the film really is about. This way the political side of the drama is too shallow. Otherwise good acting performances, cinematography and visual replication. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of President Nasser, becomes a special adviser while working as an Israeli agent.
      Ariel Vromen
      Simon Istolainen, Zafrir Kochanovsky, Antoine Stioui
      David Arata
      Production Co
      Sumatra Films, TTV Productions
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 14, 2018
      1h 30m
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