This powerful movie, based on a true story, gets 4.5 Icees.  Rarely does a movie “stay with me” after I leave the theater.  This one did and still is with me as I write the review so perhaps my review will be a little slanted, but this movie was exceptional in depicting the viscous, cold, ruthless killing committed in 2008 in the name of religion.  This is not a movie to take kids to.  This is not a movie where the heroes storm in and save the day.  This is a movie about an actual event in 2008 where over 100 people were killed, mowed down like they were nothing.

The acting in this movie is superb.  Even though there is no particular “star” of the movie each person whether they be citizens or terrorists played their part exceptionally.  I want to say more, but fear doing so would give away spoilers.  Let’s just say the terrorists were cold, calculating and killed without thought.  The gun violence in this movie is horrific.

I don’t know how much Hollywood strayed from the story but articles I’ve read said that the director conducted interviews with the survivors and wanted to make it as close to the real story as possible. There were even screenings for the survivors and they say that those that viewed the film said it was scaringly accurate.

If you want to go watch a laid back action movie, this is not the one to see.  If you want to watch a horrifyingly true-to-life recount of an actual event, then I recommend this one.  It’s good.

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Enjoy…