Operation Finale (2018)
This historical drama from Chris Weitz (About a Boy) deals with Mossad's hunt, capture and extraction of Nazi war-criminal Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960. The film has an academic quality to it that prevents it from fully coming to life, but there's power in the interplay between Oscar Isaac as Mossad secret agent Peter Malkin and Ben Kingsley as Eichmann. Kingsley makes Eichmann into a real human being, albeit with muddled, perhaps even pathological principles. The film is at its best in the conversations these two share alone during Mossad's harbouring of Eichmann in their safe house. Unfortunately, the ensuing finale about getting Eichmann onboard a flight to Israel before the Argentine government can intercept, which is supposed to be the film's culmination of suspense, feels somewhat forced and lifeless.