Picks and Pans Review: The Man Who Captured Eichmann
TNT (Sun., Nov. 10, 8 p.m. ET)
Robert Duvall plays the Nazi war criminal in his Buenos Aires "retirement," which ended when Israeli agents abducted him in 1960. Confined to a bed while the Israelis work out the details of smuggling him off to Jerusalem to stand trial, Eichmann tries to win over one of his captors (Arliss Howard). Duvall, a master at underplaying, makes this villain creepily bland, keeping his emotions in check except for one startling, bilious splash. However, the movie is chiefly about the agents, not Eichmann, and in this regard it's humdrum and clumsily staged—Le Carré on the cheap.
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