The Spy: Limited Series Reviews

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October 13, 2019
The Spy isn't groundbreaking by any means, but it does offer a solid story with a riveting performance by Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead
October 2, 2019
Espionage drama mostly a sleeper agent, has sex, violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2019
More intriguing are parallels between the spy's identity crisis and Baron Cohen's own schizophrenic screen persona - the idea that you never know where the man ends and the character he plays begins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2019
The Spy is an easy-to-digest tale of political intrigue and espionage.
September 16, 2019
Whether you know who Eli Cohen is or not, The Spy is mostly a drab affair in celebration of a legitimate Israeli hero.
September 14, 2019
Is this globetrotting man of mystery really the same guy who played Borat? Five minutes in, you won't particularly care.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 13, 2019
The Spy is an attractive and effective offer. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 11, 2019
[T]his is a startlingly bold demonstration of Cohen's acting chops. It's quite the Cohenaissance.
September 10, 2019
Sacha Baron Cohen shines in this elegant series. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 10, 2019
There aren't too many story beats that will shock you or twists that will floor you, but Cohen definitely creates a character to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 9, 2019
The Spy never quite manages to rise to the level of its excellent lead actors, but ends up being a satisfying depiction of one of the more unusual success stories of international espionage.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2019
The fact that The Spy leaves the viewer as awestruck by the story as by [Sacha Baron] Cohen's convincing and emotionally-layered portrayal makes it a stone-solid drama...
September 9, 2019
As a spy drama, the series is as plodding as its title, reminding the audience of more soaring efforts and lending incident but not enough interest.
September 9, 2019
It has great power and an aura about it, based on its emotional mooring in truth.
September 9, 2019
Above all "The Spy" is intriguing and full of suspense generated from [Sacha] Baron Cohen's impressive performance. A lesser actor might have made this material bland but he brings a razor sharp focus and elegance.
September 9, 2019
It's the sort of show where fireplaces tend to make themselves available when letters are in need of burning; the sort of show where, if wives are being missed, a lookalike appears out of thin air to be followed on the streets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2019
This dark edge is not quite present in Baron Cohen's performance.
September 6, 2019
What's most frustrating about The Spy is that it's good. In more even hands, it could have been truly great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2019
Even though Baron Cohen turns in a splendid performance alongside some fantastic actors...there's something a little flat about the whole affair.
September 6, 2019
The only way a show like this will work is with a magnetic presence at its center, and Cohen is engaging at best.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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