The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) - Drama, History, Thriller

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Israel's Mossad agents attempt to rescue Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan in 1979.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Gideon Raff
Stars: Mbulelo Grootboom, Sizo Mahlangu
Length: 129 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 11 out of 146 found boring (7.53%)

One-line Reviews (61)

The movie was amazing, the first 30 minutes may not convince you ,but then everything gets exciting , interesting and with a lot of suspense.

If you're looking for something that's not action, action, action but still want to be on the edge of your seat, then this is the film for you.

It is very infrequently that interested moviegoers even have an opportunity to sit back and watch what these people have been throughWhile this movie does not give a well defined historical context, it is definitely worth watching for that which it does portray, which is a true story of bravery and heroism at it's finestChris Evans, did an excellent job with what they gave him to work withGive it a try !

I enjoyed it because it resonates with the best side of us.

It was a great movie, I really enjoyed it.

A complete propaganda movie .

This is how a good drama keeps you on the edge of your seat.

A very enjoyable movie.

Waste of time .

It does get entertaining when the Government in that country opens their fake hotel for business.

Led by Chris Evans and supported by recognisable faces such as Michael Kenneth Williams, Alessandro Nivola, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley and Haley Bennett, Resort feels like it has enough talent behind it to bring the true life tale of a group of Mossad agents who set up a front at a Sudanese retreat to help rescue 100's of refugees from the violence and persecution of the land and transport them to Israel to live but it fails to inspire any type of emotion or thrills as director Gideon Raff takes us on a dull 2 hour plus journey.

Although certainly not as good as Schindler's List, it was worth watching.

The Red Sea Diving Resort is a good spy thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

his performance was dynamic and gripping.

iInitially I was concerned that I would be subjected to a load of Zionist propaganda but really, this is just a thrilling tale about some brave, highly-trained government assassins rescuing a lot of desperate people from certain death.

I thought this had a bland script, some bad acting in places, and was 30 minutes too long.

Almost missed on this film,because some people reviewed it as political propaganda instead of really reviewing the film itself.. Haters got to hate..The real review is this film is solid(acting,directed etc),enjoyable watching,and recaptures some important history.

The first 30 minutes will make you reconsider , but then everything gets exciting and REALLY catchy, the actors are also really good and perfect for their rolls.

Director Gideon Raff did a great job in keeping you on the edge of your seat.

It does get a little intense when it is a race against time.

Suspenseful and thrilling throughout.

Final Say -Even with an amazing true life tale at its core and potential to be a moving and thrilling event, The Red Sea Diving Resort is another Netflix misfire that's so instantly forgettable you wonder what the very point of the whole outing was.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

For the 129 min runtime, the pacing could've been faster with more context than unnecessary/long dragged out scenes.

at the same time, the movie never gets into an amazing and exciting rhythm, and the characters are the dullest imaginable.

Can they board that airplane any slower.

Either way, a great, enjoyable and informative biopic.

Once we look past the political propaganda, we come to the film itself.

The story at hand is very engaging and the way everything plays out can be intense at times, even if a little slow.

It was suspenseful and thrilling.

The direction is fast moving and suspenseful.

Gripping and intense .

Taking place in the late 1970's and inspired by true events the Red Sea Diving Resort will hold you on the edge of your seat.

There are many slow sequences throughout the course of the film and then it shifts into a light-hearted montage of events with happy music playing in the background, even though the audience will know the film is far from over.

Very entertaining, great story, great cast and great acting.

The acting was superb and of course being a true story made it great to watch ~ there was a horrible genocide going on but the fact that they were trying to save as many as they good made the story gripping!!

From a humanitarian point of view, the story is fascinating, and perhaps under-reported (I had never heard of this event until this movie).

With Raff's careless direction and stodgy set-pieces (working in conjunction with his trite script) weighing the film down even further there was never any chance that this Netflix clunker had a chance to better itself with not even the name brand cast able to add anything of note to the tale other than Evan's trying his workmanlike best and showing off his still there Avengers body on more than a few screen hogging moments.

The central pro-refugee message is quite compelling and overall, this is a compelling watch.

At 2 hours plus the film is too long with a lot of filler which does mean it drags a bit and the negatives outweigh the positives.

Gripping .

Very decent Netflix film that is gripping and quite intense.

A fascinating piece of recent history...


A fun action flick that kept me entertained from the start to the end, had some exciting moments, some sad moments and the fact that it was based on a true story made it interesting, the photos of the actual hotel and team brought it together.

Good acting, very intriguing.

From Mute, Bright or Extinction through to The Legacy of the White Tail Deer Hunter, Netflix's strike rate for turning their funded and distributed movies into something worthwhile is worryingly low with 1 hit barely making up for 9 or so misses and despite the ample potential for a thrilling feature length film, The Red Sea Diving Resort is another lifeless and tame offering from a streaming giant that should be genuinely concerned about the wastage of its film budget allotments.

A good movie worth watching .

This is another spin at what rather tackily sounds like a black Schindler's List, and while the result is not quite a masterpiece, it's still quite commendable and well worth watching.

It is a complete propaganda movie that paints certain things in a shining light while implying that the rest of the world is bad.

There was virtually no character development, a bunch of cliched characters, and slow pacing.

It's based on a true story and is something that I didn't have a previous knowledge of, certainly worth watching.

Definitely worth the watch!

Anyone can see that people accusing it of being propaganda are ill-educated victims of propaganda themselves, from their ridiculous hyperbole alone.

An oversimplified yet suspenseful light-hearted refugee action-thriller that feels more like TV than a Movie(s) .

The story is inspiring and thrilling.

worth the watch .

The biggest negative is the cliche riddled script which offers no depth of character or opportunity to develop and is made worse by the quite wooden direction.

I enjoyed the movie and the exposure to these events, based on a true and fascinating story.

Entertaining movie based on true events .

Enjoyable and worth watching...