A Call to Spy Movie Review

Espionage has been a tactic of war for a millennium. Spies have as much power in changing the outcome of the conflict as much as any soldier on the battlefield.

A Call to Spy is a 2019 World War II movie that is based on the true story of three female British spies whose work helped the Allies to win the war. Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas) is an American woman who lost the bottom half of one of her legs in a hunting accident. Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte), of Indian Muslim descent, was one of the first female radio operators to be sent behind enemy lines. Leading them is Vera Atkins (Stana Katic) was born to a German Jewish father and a British Jewish mother and one of the few women in a position of authority. Leading them all was Maurice Buckmaster (Linus Roache).

I really enjoyed this film. Though it told the story of these three specific women, there were many more who gave up their safety and their lives for the nation. It is a well-written, dramatic, and powerful tale of bucking expectations and in doing so, saving the world. What I really liked was that our three protagonists are all different, providing a vision of the future in which we all have opportunities, regardless of race, religion, background, etc.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

A Call to Spy is available for streaming on Netflix.

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Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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