From the Daily Dot
The Israeli-American historical spy thriller The Angel, Netflix's latest international original film, is a mostly well-done adaptation of Uri Bar-Joseph's book, The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel. Capably directed by Ariel Vromen, with Marwan Kenzari and Toby Kebbell starring in exceptional performances, the sturdy film doesn't attempt to be more than it is, living through the complicated backstory. Ultimately The Angel works on its whole, largely on Vromen's excellent direction and the stiff back of Kenzari, who turns in a masterful performance. The politics and messiness of the film aside, his interaction with Kebbell is must-see viewing.