All the Old Knives

101 mins
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Thandiwe Newton, Chris Pine and Laurence Fishburne star in this CIA thriller. Two operatives, and former lovers, reunite at idyllic... More

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All the Old Knives | Ratings & 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.

"A smart, low-key spy thriller."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

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

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"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."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

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

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

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

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Silkily persuasive in its own hot-sleuthy way."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

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


"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."


"A minor but engrossing genre movie."


"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."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

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