Operation Mincemeat (M) movie overview

Luke McWilliams provides his overview of the 2022 British conflict movie, Operation Mincemeat, starring Colin Firth and Johnny Flynn.

Within the UK, in 1943, within the thick of WWII, Jewish lawyer Lieutenant Commander Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) is celebrating his obvious retirement. After seeing his household off to the protection of the US, Montagu begins work with the key Twenty Committee to supervise an operation drafted by one Ian Fleming (Johnny Flynn) to unfold disinformation in an effort to win the conflict.

Throughout his conflict profession, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, got here up with many creative, and considerably ridiculous, methods to outwit the enemy. Right here is merely one of many real-life operations that was seen to from the pitch all the best way to the supply.

With the key Committee comes a secret base of operations and workers. Lt. Cmdr. Montagu is joined by his secretary and expensive good friend Hester Leggett (Penelope Wilton), right-hand man Charles Cholmondeley (Mathew Macfadyen), and secretary Jean Leslie (Penelope Wilton). It’s right here the place an ill-advised love triangle between our leads muddies the waters, undermining the professionalism and character of our crew, whereas additionally creating false drama when there’s already a lot about with very giant stakes.

The tone can be off. Whereas nonchalantly starting the operation of getting ready a physique with papers of disinformation for the Nazis to search out, the temper swings the opposite method, with characters giving sobering thought to the person behind the physique very late within the piece.

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Verdict: A great-looking, well-acted drama weighed down with uneven tone and manufactured, superfluous drama. 2.5 stars.

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