Former lovers face-off in a melodramatic spy thriller that's not nearly as clever as it thinks. All the Old Knives has Chris Pine interrogating Thandiwe Newton over a picturesque dinner with deadly consequences. The film flashes back to a horrific terrorist hijacking that changed the course of their heated romance. Based on the novel by Olen Steinhauer, All the Old Knives triggers raw emotions with frightening scenes aboard the captured plane. That doesn't carry over to the trite mystery at the center of the plot. The film moves painfully slow to a conclusion that was obvious in the first act.
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