The Operative isn’t a fast-paced spy thriller but there’s enough going on here to keep your attention for the two-hour run time. Filmmaker Yuval Adler brings Yiftach R. Atir’s novel, The English Teacher, to the screen. It is films such as this one that should remind us that spying isn’t just about the fast cars that never come back in one piece. No, they can be slow-burn thrillers, too. This is the case here for…"The Operative: Spying Can Be Messy"