Strong characters that are wonderfully restrained, a soup-like melancholia not dissimilar to Blade Runner and superb lensing make The Nile Hilton Incident a joy to watch and immediately immersive. This is a mature take on everyday corruption as told through eyes that live with it everyday. 4 stars
Our protagonist is the perfect embodiment of the business as usual mentality permeating through law enforcement, and it takes only a couple of minutes to understand that his comeuppance is all but inevitable. The pressure builds beautifully to the Egyptian Revolution, which feels like both a release and, in vein of the best noirs, a daunting twist of fate.
Great setting and initial crime movie plot, but fades into a loop of bland events that make you wonder how much of the movie is left. Along the storyline, the movie poorly introduces new characters, chiseling them on a half-measure note. The final part lacks the concrete conclusion that the rest of the movie needed.
DONT MISS IT ! Tarik SALEH loves MELVILLE, POLANSKI, FRIEDKIN, KUROSAWA & JOON-HO and delivers a dark, captivating and deeply nihilistic thriller of a dangerous and corrupt country. Awarded at Sundance and Beaune. === Tarik SALEH aime MELVILLE POLANSKI, FRIEDKIN, KUROSAWA & JOON-HO et envoie du lourd avec ce polar captivant et profondément nihiliste d'un pays dangereux & corrompu. Grand Prix à Sundance et à Beaune.