HEART OF STONE – A Review by John Strange

HEART OF STONE – A Review by John Strange

I like the idea behind Heart of Stone.  There is a multi-national organization made up of operatives from many nations, divided into teams based on a deck of playing cards.  They do their work clandestinely.

Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot), 9 of Hearts, is embedded with an MI-6 team as support, not a field agent.  The team is sent to capture a reclusive arms dealer.  The op goes horribly wrong, possibly because of an opposing set of operatives in addition to the arms dealer’s forces.

The enemy team is as impressive as the good guys.  The tech used by both sides is also impressive.  But the most impressive part of the movie is not the tech, it is the old-fashioned hutzpah and ability of the agent on the ground. 

The action flies around the world to exotic locations using technology ala the James Bond (and the Fast and Furious) films.

This film is fast-paced without leaving its audience behind with its twists and turns.  The audience will be men of any age (Gal Gadot, for gosh sake!) and, well, anyone who likes good action films!


Director: Tom Harper

Cast: Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Sophie Okonedo, Jing Lusi, Paul Ready, Matthias Schweighöfer, BD Wong, Alia Bhatt

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action, and some language)

Selig Rating: 5 Stars

Runtime: 122 Min.

Release Date: 08/11/2023

Language: English

Movie Site: HEART OF STONE Netflix Page

Trailer: HEART OF STONE Trailer


The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.

4 Stars – Good movie/show

3 Stars – OK movie/show

2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…

1 Star – Total waste of time.

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