By George Kozera
ALL-IN follows Hakim and Ismail, both from small villages, as they work the summer months at a luxury, all-inclusive resort on the Turkish Riviera. Ismael is younger, always smiling, willing to learn new skills and highly productive. Hakim is more introspective, somewhat surly and lax with rules, regulations and management. The two develop a lovely friendship and it was interesting to watch how two distinctly people react to different scenarios, especially when it comes to customer service. Yes, there are “Karens” worldwide!
There are perhaps too many scenes with Hakim spewing philosophical and too few scenes where we really get know more about what makes Ismail tick and one winds up ultimately feeling uninvolved and not totally invested in this movie.