Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Nov 2013)
Brief Synopsis – An Israeli Mossad agent must work with the US government to try and stop a terrorist plot during the Super Bowl.
My Take on it – This is the way to make a thriller!
This movie is based on the first novel written by Thomas Harris (of Hannibal Lecter fame) and it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout.
The 1970’s saw an increase in terrorist acts committed by Middle Eastern terrorists and this movie depicts a possible scenario where the terrorists would conceive of a plot to kill thousands of innocent Americans in order to make headlines for their cause.
Robert Shaw plays the Israeli Mossad agent tasked with trying to foil the plot and even though he seems out of place in the foot chasing scenes, his emotional reaction to the life he has led seems quite genuine. This was one of Shaw’s final movies, since he died prematurely a few months later of a heart attack.
Bottom Line – Great thriller. Done very well to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy