Movie Review – Damascus Cover (2018)

Damascus Cover, 2018.

Written and Directed by Daniel Zelik Berk.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Myers, Olivia Thirlby, Navid Negahban, Jürgen Prochnow, Wolf Kahler, Tsahi Halevi, Igal Naor, Selva Rasalingam, Neta Riskin, Ben Affan, and John Hurt.

Synopsis:

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

The only thing anyone will remember about Damascus Cover is that it marks the final on-screen appearance of the now deceased tremendous actor John Hurt. Man, what a clunker to go out on, but thankfully, in his case it’s just a minor role. Written and directed by Daniel Zelik Berk and co-writer Samantha Newton, what we have here is standard espionage affair that falls into every genre cliché imaginable, executing none of them with any skill or quality.

It doesn’t do any favors that Jonathan Rhys Myers is either all sorts of wrong for the role or poorly directed.
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