The Spy (2019) - Drama, History

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Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

IMDB: 7.9
Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem
Length: 53 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 15 out of 273 found boring (5.49%)

One-line Reviews (83)

As a viewer, I felt immersed in the culture and the show goes to great lengths to do this.

This spy show is gripping, intense, and you will watch it till the end.



Engrossing real-life spy story from the 60s .

Absorbing limited series produced by Sacha Baron Cohen .

Great acting by Sacha Baron, a very thrilling story about the life of Eli Cohen

Mesmerizing, elegant yet thrilling .

It is well acted and the script is exciting without departing too dramatically from the true story.

We quickly made our way through this engrossing 6-episode series about real-life Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who infiltrated the upper echelon of the Syrian government in the mid-60s.

Fascinating story.

Whole series is fascinating as in history.

The characted development is intriguing and is not overly announced to the viewer.

In terms of entertainment it is definitely worth watching!

Rather similar to the true story as well making this series an enjoyable must-watch.

It's a well written, well paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

I had a bit of a problem with the accents from some of the actors but all in all it is a gripping tale of a story that needs to be personally looked into afterward for a little more understanding.

All the characters have performed very well, expressing the intense emotions needed to stir the audience, which makes it very engaging.

"The Spy" is extremely suspenseful with wonderful cinematography.

Gripping .

Could of been one episode shorter, to many repetitive scenes with Noah worrying over his agent.

I recommend this show to anyone that wants to understand the true events of history in a very entertaining way.

Mind blowing.

Strong directing, writing, and pacing makes this a very engaging show.

Worth watching to get a good idea

It is nonetheless very entertaining as a fictional thriller drama, if you are able and willing to look pass the likely deviation from reality.

This show is solid, entertaining, interesting, tense, exciting, sad, funny, and tells us some intriguing history bits...

The story itself is fascinating enough, and his performance makes it even more riveting.

The production is fine, the script is good and becomes more gripping as the ending looms.

I highly recommend it!

The time period and cinematography is well done and the mini series is extremely entertaining.

It's a crisp, taut thriller, and even though you know the outcome, seeing how it unfolded is fascinating.

You are so in love with characters, show is amazing, very intense .

Breathtaking every episode!

Just another propaganda .

I found the story engrossing, and SCB's dramatic turn showcases his acting potential.

his look so clowny that the scenes he's in were confusing.

Breathtaking .

Incredibly dull .

Well worth watching .

This was well worth the watch.

Great .. may be ..!It was really a propaganda , i did not want to beleive those reviews so i watched it .

Boring Borat .

Plays out like a LeCarre novel, with all the twists and turns of those gripping plots, all the more unsettling knowing it was real.

Which is really really boring and makes you want to just stop watching the show.

A HUMAN IMPERFECT SPY - Gripping, Intense, Binge-Watch!!.

Worth watching.


It is entertaining to watch keeping in mind that it's more of a fiction drama.

Great story but poor production .. they could've brought some one better than Sacha Baron Cohen for the role .. A great story even with an Israeli Propaganda

A gripping story and an even better performance by Sasha Baron Cohen.

Compelling, brilliant and riveting .

Fascinating story .

His grief, his sadness, the fact that he missed his old life, the fact that he couldn't see his second child , that he was empty on the inside- his emotional turmoil or mental state , his problems when not given much importance or were not highlighted enough throughout the movie.

Gripping series .

it is painstakingly slow in development, spread over 6 episodes, too long for keeping one spellbound.

Exciting and scary at times.

It's commendable that the writing has closely mirrored the historical facts surrounding Eli Cohen, as what he experienced is entertaining enough without the need for embellishment.

The most beautiful breathtaking series I've seen recently!!

Stunning decor.

So far, the first episode has gotten me hooked, I'm being educated in the most entertaining and realistic way possible and just cannot wait to binge the rest!

The series was also hurt by one Hollywood cliche after another.

The escapes from being caught were very contrived and reminiscent of Hitchcock movies in the 50s and60s.

Total waste of time.

Dragged out obvious end of a Spy .

Well worth watching and one of the better mini series of recent times.

Highly enjoyable

'The Spy' is a really well thought-out my mini series and keeps the viewer on the edge of the seat of their emotions.

Very very slow .

Thrilling Six episodes with some great performances.

Exciting and thought provoking historical thriller mini series .

I am one who was not at all familiar with the story, and politics aside, director Gideon Raff and Sacha Baron Cohen do a fantastic job creating a clean and intriguing version of the events that helped Israel win the 6 Day Way in 1967.

Breathtaking .

Gripping, tantalising, strikingly straight in the eyeEven when you know what's going to happen, it's intense to watch this.

A highly engrossing with wonderful performance sequences.

A cheap propaganda film

This is really boring.

It's gripping, well enacted, production values are sound.

I binge watched the whole series in one night, and highly recommend it.

But let's enjoy it like we did with ChernobillThe show has its flaws, especially in the thrilling scenes at night were everything is lit up like it's a football game, or some of the most significant people from the enemy just hand out top secret info after a cigar and a handshake..Otherwise it's a catching and nice show and the actors are really holding it up.

This director had a lot of cliche scenes.

Well worth watching...

Too bad considering the storyline is fascinating to watch.