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: 21 out of 187 found boring (11.22%)

One-line Reviews (87)

his performance was dynamic and gripping.

Can they board that airplane any slower.

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.

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!!


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

Too bored!

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.

I see it but i can't continue more than 15 minuts, it's filmed like a bad serie, 100% israeli propaganda,..+1 for chris evans

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

There is a thin line between making a scene or act more random or chaotic which entertain the viewer and making it too predictable.

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

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

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.

The risk was enormous when it is retold in the film some dramatics to praise white man rescuing will be highlighted bit more is understandable and quiet predictable so some reviews objections should not be taken seriously.

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.

The unexpected arrival of German tourists is played for laughs rather than the potential danger they might be in or how they could make the operation infinitely more difficult.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The movie is so propaganda in nature it doesn't even bother setting up the premise knowing fully well that only people in the know will watch the film.

It's a good and entertaining movie.

Moving story worth the watch.

I wouldn't say I was particularly bored, but looking back the movie was pretty dull with nothing of particular note really happening.

There's that, and yes, some of the dialogue was wooden and it was fairly predictable, but it was still an enjoyable thriller à la "Argo" and "Munich".

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.

Gripping and intense .

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

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

It was a great movie, I really enjoyed it.

Inspiring story well worth the watch.

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.

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 !

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

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.

Positive message but dull .

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

Very boring!

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

The direction is fast moving and suspenseful.

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

A good movie worth watching .

Gripping .

I loved the concept of this movie, but somehow the opening sequence managed to make a life or death escape feel like it had low stakes and predictable moments.

Very decent Netflix film that is gripping and quite intense.

but the film making feels formulaic.

Good acting, very intriguing.

The acting is fine, some performances even quite good, but everything that happens is predictable - one action film cliche after another.

Definitely worth the watch!

Gripping movie and emotional.

Another movie supporting the pro-Israel propaganda.

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

A fascinating piece of recent history...

Suspenseful .

Enjoyable and worth watching...

worth the watch .

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.

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

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.

Thoroughly entertaining and uplifting movie .

Either way, a great, enjoyable and informative biopic.

The acting was boring, the script was ABC basic and the action wasn't there.

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

The movie was very enjoyable and moving.

It was suspenseful and thrilling.

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

Waste of time .

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

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.

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.

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.

A very enjoyable movie.

Don't waste your time

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

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.

A real life incident is marred by bad scripting, direction and acting to make it look like a 80s slapdash golden harvest action thriller and above all an Israeli propaganda film.

Film is giving a lot of thrilling screen play, act, Sudan Military i/c 's suspicious mind grips the audience.

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.

A white man saviour propaganda film .

it is a thoroughly entertaining movie, that will make you feel good and leave you with some hope for humanity, in this totally screwed up world.

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

The story is inspiring and thrilling.

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

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

It does serve a positive message and is something which unfortunately occurs in today's times but as a film is rather dull and boring at times.

Suspenseful and thrilling throughout.

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

Entertaining movie based on true events .

Overall it's very boring to watch.