All the Old Knives

All the Old Knives

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Thandiwe Newton, Chris Pine and Laurence Fishburne star in this CIA thriller. Two operatives, and former lovers, reunite at idyllic Carmel-by-the-Sea to root out a mole in their ranks. Based on the novel by Olen Steinhauer. More

"When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives... The investigation takes him from Austria to England to California, where he is reunited with his one-time colleague and ex-lover Celia Harrison (Newton). The pair are forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this riveting tale of global espionage, moral ambiguity, and deadly betrayal." (Official synopsis)

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2022Rating: R18+101 minsUSAAmazon Studios
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All the Old Knives | Reviews

Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine are finely matched in this old-school espionage tale as spies and onetime lovers—their onscreen chemistry visibly fizzing. It may not be fresh, but it's consistently intriguing and cleverly told.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A smart, low-key spy thriller.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The storytelling moves along at a steady hum, maintaining intrigue as different pieces of the puzzle come together.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Too frequently it tries to convince its audience that it is far smarter than it actually is.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Characters tend to feel flattened into simpler, less interesting archetypes than they would be on the page.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Slickness can be appealing. It can also be phony. The two aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. Here it’s mostly appealing, but less so as the plot further twistifies and the phoniness quotient rises.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The film majors in obfuscation, as if directness or tangible stakes would somehow be its undoing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is the classic Le Carré conflation of three different sorts of betrayal: personal, professional and patriotic.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Silkily persuasive in its own hot-sleuthy way.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Come for the espionage thrills, stay for the wrenching dissection of what it means to really love someone.

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Variety

Variety

The film’s prevailing solemnity ultimately makes its shards of paranoia and disclosures about the compromises of counterterrorism agents more unsettling, and the brutal finality of its outcome more chilling.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Espionage thrillers usually traffic in globe-trotting mayhem, so it’s refreshing to find one whose main ingredients are two stars out-smoldering each other over dinner.

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All the Old Knives | Release Details

All the Old Knives is available to stream in Australia now on Prime Video.