The sheer ordinariness of the journey could be a strength or a weakness. It highlights that this odyssey, harrowing and dangerous as it is, is unexceptional for the people undertaking it. On the other hand, we're never very invested in any of the people so we don't much feel their suffering or loss.
An ambitious and highly topical film detailing a mixed group of Africans and their attempt to cross into Europe on a fishing boat in search of a better life. It's an engaging watch that suffers a little in terms of predictability and character depth but would be great to see on mainstream Australian television. 3 stars