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Operation Finale Parents Guide, Review and Rating

In the following Operation Finale Parents Guide, we'll tell you all you need to know to determine whether this movie is suitable for your kids. Does Operation Finale feature nudity? Is there violence or strong language?

Find the answer to these questions and more in the Operation Finale movie review. Rated R, the trailer below provides a snapshot of some of the movies themes.

Based on the true story of a small group of agents that in 1960 kidnapped Nazi Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley) in Buenos Aires and returned him to Israel to stand trial for the war crimes he committed during the Holocaust. Also with Oscar Isaac, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Michael Aronov, Ohad Knoller, Greg Hill, Torben Liebrecht, Michael Benjamin Hernandez, Joe Alwyn, Greta Scacchi, Peter Strauss and Haley Lu Richardson. Directed by Chris Weitz. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:02]

Operation Finale SEX/NUDITY 1

 - A man and a woman hug. A man touches a woman's knee and she later tells him to keep his hands to himself.
 It is implied that a man and a woman had a romantic relationship. A man acts jealous when a woman tells another man that she will see him later.
 A woman's shirt is open to reveal her bra, cleavage and bare abdomen (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and a man wears a tank T-shirt that reveals bare shoulders and upper chest in a few scenes. A man's bare upper thigh is seen when he is seated on a toilet; three other men are also in the room with him.


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Operation Finale VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 - We see a scene of many people (including women and children) gathered in a deep trench with armed soldiers standing above them; one woman holds her toddler up hoping to have her be saved and then we hear gunshots (we do not see the result) and a man describes a bullet passing through the child into its mother and the child's brains ending up on his coat.
 We hear a pounding on a door and when a man answers the door, and he is pulled out of his home by several men who take him to a nearby field and shoot him (we hear the gunshots and see bloody bullet holes on his chest) as his young son watches through a window.
 We see several flashbacks to a scene where a woman holds an infant and sits in a forest with two other young children; one such scene shows the woman and children with a soldier holding a gun and standing over them (the scene cuts as we hear a gunshot), and another scene is then shown with the woman hanging from a tree and the children dead around the foot of the tree (there's no blood) with armed soldiers standing around talking and laughing.
 A woman is tied by the wrists and strung up over a flight of stairs where she is questioned; we see a bloody swastika carved in her chest and a soldier burns her on the arm with a cigarette (we hear the sizzle). A man is grabbed by another man and a cloth is held over his mouth and nose as he is injected with a sedative and whisked away in a car to a safe house; the man is kept in a room where he is blindfolded (with safety goggles and tape over the lenses) and handcuffed to a bed in several scenes. A man holds another man with his hand over his mouth to keep him from calling out, and then presses his other hand over his throat causing him to gag and cough when another man intervenes. A young man grabs a young woman by the arm and pushes her toward a door when a man pushes him aside and reprimands him. A man stands over a sleeping man and holds his hand over his throat, and then pulls away.
 Several people run from a safe house as armed men arrive; one group steals a car and speeds away leaving two men behind (they get away unharmed) and we see them arriving at an airport followed closely by the armed men and there is confusion about landing orders for the plane so they are delayed as the armed men are held at a gate (one man yells and draws his weapon).
 The back of a large truck is opened and we see a huge pile of dead bodies inside (no blood or wounds are obvious). Film footage is shown of concentration camps and many murdered people in a court room. There are several scenes that show photos of ovens with human remains in them (like rib cages, etc.) and people in inhumane conditions looking emaciated with tattered clothing. We see toddlers and other people with numbers tattooed on their arms. We see a roadblock and soldiers searching a car; we then see the soldiers wrestling the driver to the ground and handcuffing him. A man with a gun looks through the windows of a house where people are hiding and then leaves.
 We hear that 6 million people were killed during the Holocaust. A man talks about his sister having been murdered by Nazis. We read that a man was hanged for his crimes and then cremated and his ashes were sprinkled in the ocean. A man stands on a table and speaks to others about "national unity" and that the "Jew" is destroying their way of life; he calls out to the crowd and asks what should be done with the "Jew" and they reply "Soap"; they then chant "Soap" and "Sieg Heil" while giving the Nazi salute and a young woman leaves the room in disgust. A man is shown talking to groups of people about his efforts to protect Germany for her enemies in a few scenes (referring to Jewish people and the Holocaust) and the people applaud him. We hear that a man died after having been injected with a sedative and that he was either given too much of it or that he was allergic to it. A reference is made to "putting him down like a mad dog." A man talks about torture and says that communists like to tear out fingernails and another man adds that they give you shots of adrenaline to keep you from passing out. A man is questioned repeatedly and asked to sign a document but he refuses. A man says, "We should string him up and beat a signature out of him." Several people argue about their treatment of a prisoner. A man says, "You can't win a war if soldiers don't follow orders." A man talks about "liquidation machines." A man talks about relocating people and another man talks about those people dying from malaria versus poison gas. A young man talks about his father having been in the SS and that he died. A man talks about Jews clawing back power and that they "pop up everywhere like mushrooms." Three men talk about a plan to kidnap another man. Messages are passed between people secretively at a café. A man talks about "the master race."
 When there is a knocking at his door, a man takes two books with swastikas on their spine and hides them. A man is shown in a prison cell. A crowded audience in a theater watches a movie where a man quizzes a woman about her mother and if she is black (using derogatory terms); we hear the woman screaming and sounds of slapping (we do not see the action). Two men talk and walk through a cemetery.
 Several men practice hand to hand fighting and one man is thrown to the mat and his arm is twisted behind his back. Several people practice their parts, planning on kidnapping a man. A young woman in a theater shushes several young men laughing and talking during a movie.
 A man says, "I need the lavatory. It's quite serious," and we see him seated on the toilet, we hear him grunting and flatulating and we hear feces plopping into the toilet water. A man feeds a blindfolded man.


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Operation Finale LANGUAGE 5

 - At least 1 F-word, 11 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 4 mild obscenities, 3 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 15 derogatory terms for Jewish people (additional terms are chanted by crowds in a couple of scenes), name-calling (commies, Little Jew, swine, lazy press, scapegoat, monster, idiocy, self-absorbed, pesky hit squad), exclamations (shut-up, give me a break, nonsense), 1 religious exclamation (My God). | profanity glossary |


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Operation Finale SUBSTANCE USE

 - A man is injected with a sedative in a couple of scenes and in one sequence the sedative is administered through a tube. Three glasses of wine are shown on a table at a meal and two men toast and drink, people are shown with beers in a sidewalk café, people are shown with beers at a gathering, people in a bar drink beer and toast, people toast with glasses of wine, a man says that he had to drink Schnapps to keep from fainting, a man drinks Schnapps from a flask, and a man and a woman drink wine with dinner. People are shown smoking cigarettes in many scenes throughout the movie, people smoke in a movie theater, a man smokes a cigarette in a café, two men smoke in an office, many scenes show rooms with a haze of cigarette smoke lingering, a man smokes in a room with another man and offers him the cigarette (the other man takes the cigarette and smokes), a man smokes a pipe, and men smoke at a gathering.


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Operation Finale DISCUSSION TOPICS

 - The Holocaust, Nazis, Adolf Eichmann, the trial of Adolf Eichmann, hate, the Final Solution, rumors, racism, anti-Semitism, catch and extract, justice, memories, negotiation, truth.

Operation Finale MESSAGE

 - The truth will win in the end. Justice sometimes is very similar to revenge.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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