The opening scene is incredible! the first two acts are great! I was fully ready to love this completely!
and then... a 20 minute trial scene debating American-British geopolitics... and the two main characters that you’re rooting for are totally absent
Powell and Pressburger are magical directors, no doubt. The production design and cinematography is brilliant, and the pacing is used to great effect. The performances of the cleverly written central duo are equally remarkable.
Everything works except the conclusion, it’s so odd. That said, I’d still probably argue this is a must-see, if only for the opening.