The Washington Post
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (R)
Fun but shallow, violent globetrotting spy adventure.
“Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” is a globe-trotting action-adventure-comedy movie from director Guy Ritchie and his frequent leading man Jason Statham. It’s pretty superficial but brisk and fun. Action violence includes shootouts (with people being shot and killed), neck slicing, stabbing, punching, fighting, explosions and more. A character is hit with a metal case, and his face is covered in blood; someone falls from a high balcony (with a pool of blood); women are Tasered and knocked unconscious; and someone dies of a heart attack. Language is also strong, with several uses of “f---” or “f---ing,” plus “s---,” “c--k,” and “t--s.” There are also several instances of sexual innuendo and sex-related dialogue as well as some revealing outfits. Adult characters drink fairly frequently — mainly expensive wines and fancy whiskeys — and there’s some cigar smoking. (114 minutes)