Operation Cicero

2019 [TURKISH]

Action / Crime / Drama / History

IMDb Rating 6.5 10 6078

Plot summary

October 24, 2022 at 11:18 PM


Serdar Akar

Top cast

1.13 GB
English 2.0
24 fps
2 hr 6 min
P/S ...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by alaskalibear 5 / 10

Erdal Besikcioglu played well, but the fiction is a bit overstated.

After the film, "what did I watch?" I asked myself. The film seems to have exaggerated. Erdal Besikcioglu played well, but the fiction is a bit overstated.

Reviewed by KeremUlucay 7 / 10


My expectations were higher about this movie. This is third biopic of producer Mustafa Uslu but Cicero is not as good as Ayla and Muslum. It is not so biographic because there are a lot of differences with reality. I know it is normal sometimes but Ilyas Bazna's story is so dubious in real life and we can clearly see decisions that filmmakers made for making this movie more dramatic. Studio is trying to make their next movie's PR in this movie, that sounds so wrong to me. If I talk about production of Cicero, visuality is great. But sound editing and mixing sucks. Dubbing is so bad and not realistic. I can't figure out how an English person can speak Turkish language better than an educated Turk? And why these people are speaking two different languages in the same dialogue? On the other hand story is okay but it has voids in some parts. Opening sequence is awesome. Final sequence looks disorganised and transfected but Ataturk twist has made me smile. For acting, Burcu Biricik and Erdal Besikcioglu are awesome I liked them as always but supporting actors are not well except Ertan Saban and Gerry George. Also Hitler's and Ataturk's actors doesn't look so realistic. Finally, best thing this movie has is it feels like a Hollywood movie and I would like to see more movies like that in better ways. Worst thing this movie has is it is an agent story but it hasn't enough action. It could be more paced.

Reviewed by gokselll 3 / 10

Pity for expectations

A very brilliant story has been wasted by the director. The story of spy Elyasa Banza is an excellent opportunity to create a realmaster. However, in Çiçero, acting performance are under-level, the scenario has lots of faults and thus, fails to create needed tension, everyone speaks Turkish but foreigner characaters very randomly starts to speaks their mother language by inadequate pronunciation etc... Therefore, Çiçero not only wasted a beneficial material but also failed to manage the level of an overall popular movie.

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