Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre  – Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes
Operation Fortune plays on the same action clichés with a specific perspective from director Guy Ritchie. Fun with nothing special, except for Plaza’s performance.
Funny and full of action, Operation Fortune is an exciting enough spy thriller that should satisfy fans. However, the movie can’t keep up with the best modern action movies. An almost carbon copy of Red Notice meets some undemanding thrills from Massive Talent.
As much as I loved the early movies from director Guy Ritchie, his schtick is getting tired. As usual, the movie is flashy but hollow. Aside from some shining moments by Aubrey Plaza, you could have easily slept through the whole thing and your life would be perfectly fine. The breakneck pace, and endless sequences of people typing and texting, overlong, deadening fight sequences seem regressive, but Plaza’s energy and brightness raises Ritchie’s movie into something watchable.
However, I need to talk about Hugh Grant. The actor is just annoying, and his “bad guy” character felt boring. Dear Ritchie, it’s 2023. If you want to write about an antagonist that goes through a plot twist, it better be good. Everyone could see it coming from seven hundred miles away.
Should you watch it?
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre feels like a Xerox copy of the movies that made Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham famous. The sum of its parts is a bland espionage story that is, at best, serviceable.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre exclusively on Prime Video.