The Spy review: Take a deep breath to accept a new Sacha Baron Cohen

The Spy review: Take a deep breath to accept a new Sacha Baron Cohen
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Israeli director Gideon Raff new Netflix mini-series, The Spy arrives a few weeks after his controversial film The Red Sea Diving Resort. Much like the film, The Spy has the ability to disappoint a certain section of audience, depending on which corner of the map they hail form, because the politics which has religiously (and fanatically) divided the world, gets unabashedly reflected in The Spy. Take a deep breath in because here Sacha Baron Cohen will be seen in a completely different form. While it may be shocking to some of us, others might just hail him for his versatility. Parting ways with his humourous comedian side, which was seen in Borat and Who Is America Sacha Baron Cohan in The Spy is seen as an undercover agent, an Israeli Spy. Set in 1967, the film takes us back to the time when the rising tension of war with Syria became an international topic of discussion. As a spy drama, the mini series is as obvious as its title, reminding the viewers the central plot of their narration over and over again, which after a few moments, becomes a bit tedious. Cohen plays a Mossad agent Eli Cohen, who is taken in the team to go undercover in Syria to gather information about their operation to destroy Israel. Eli, who is also a family man gets torn. One moment he is a family man, a loving husband who is unable to remain separated from his wife, but he constantly has to remind himself that the power to save the state of Israel is in his hand.   Not many would call The Spy a perfect mini-series because not everyone is capable of accepting a different reality other than what they are told by their ancestors. The Spy has the essence of humanity which was also felt in Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi which released in 2018. LetsOTT Reviewarriors

Ratings: 3/5

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