Steven’s review of The Red Sea Diving Resort


The film The Red Sea Diving Resort was released on July 31, 2019. It is based on true events from the 1980s about a Mossad plan to help smuggle Ethiopian Jewish refugees through Sudan and on to Israel. Ari Levinson (Chris Evans) enlists the help of some of his Mossad friends to help set up a front at an abandoned hotel for the fugitives. They soon discover that, through a misunderstanding, real tourists come to the resort.

This is a dramatic film with some violent scenes due to the countries being represented. The acting was good, but not really over the top. The editing was well done and there were moments of tension throughout. The characters could have been fleshed out a bit more. For instance, how did Levinson and Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams), the Ethiopian guide meet? How long had they been helping refugees before acquiring the resort?

There were some slow moments in the film, but not a whole lot. Ben Kingsley as Levinson’s Mossad contact and Greg Kinnear as a CIA agent were well done. I enjoyed this film as a historical drama. I give it 4 stars out of 5.

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2 thoughts on “Steven’s review of The Red Sea Diving Resort

  1. Remmy Meggs

    I thought this movie was slow, not boring. The lack of big names, except for Ben Kingsley, probably had a lot to do with this. Even Kingsley was backward for his part. This does not give a close-up view of the time, and it seems that they took 20 steps back to film it. Overall an enjoyable film telling us a bit about what was going on at the time. I am sure it continued for years, and maybe still is. The film doesn’t give any timeline of what happened later.

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