Hotel Mumbai. Paragraph Review.

Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and a very misscast Jason Isaacs star in this very effective dramatization of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. The film maintains a high level of tension throughout and and is able to get across the terror and senselessness of the attacks very effectively. For the most part the terrorists are treated as ruthless,uncaring sociopaths mowing down everyone they see. Where the film falls down are the moments where it tries to make them somewhat sympathetic in the final act by showing that they have been controlled by an even more ruthless extremist. This doesn’t particularly work but its a blemish on a very suspenseful and harrowing watch that is well worth the effort if you have the stomach for it.

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