‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Review (Netflix)

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Stars: Chris Evans, Alessandro Nivola, Mbulelo Grootboom, Sizo Mahlangu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Masasa Mbangeni, Setlhabi Jacob Taunyane, Ditebogo Ledwaba, Motsi Tekateka, Yossi Vasa, Greg Kinnear | Written and Directed by Gideon Raff

The Red Sea Diving Resort, directed by Gideon Raff, is the latest feature from streaming service Netflix with little to no fanfare and often arrives dead on arrival. It stars Chris Evans as Ari Levinson, an undercover Israeli operative who smuggles displaced refugees and with a team gets them to safety. On paper, The Red Sea Diving Resort is a mixture between Blood Diamond and Entebbe. The two comparable films run incredibly similar sequences of suspense and narrative threads, albeit far better executed than this sub-par Chris Evans vehicle.

Gideon Raff’s film is not lousy per se; best described merely as weak. The narrative by Raff – who also writes as well as directs this feature – has an exciting tale to tell.
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