This has a finely-tuned and exquisitely wrought tension that renders it closer to documentary than fiction with unflinching violence. I only wish that the viewers' sympathies were distributed more equally among its nonwhite characters (there is a cruel, untapped irony about Indians giving their lives to save their white guests, but that's another discussion).
I found this a very harrowing movie to watch, especially as I saw it a day after the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. While it is very well made, it is not a movie I would watch a second time. 3.5 Stars.
It's pretty well done and quite brutal. Props for not creating another John McClane figure too. Yet the way it approaches the re-telling and motivations, leaves something to be desired, especially when one scene touches upon the motivations of one of the terrorists (approaching topics of wealth inequality and social isolation), it does not do anything with it, losing some of the added value in the process.
Mi piacerebbe sapere quanti di questi fatti sono stati romanzati e quanti no, quanto delle storie di questi protagonisti è vero? Oppure se è tutta una storia inventata, seppur basata su un tragico evento realmente accaduto.
Cukup menyenangkan suspense yg dikasih, dijejelin gt ke penonton mulai dari awal. Betapa peran sepatu jatuh tuh udh greget bgt, dibuat satu shot yg ngasih empasis lebih. Dibilang plot twist sik nggak yah tapi ada bbrpa yg agak susah bikin mikir gt
More than a week after I watched it, I still can't make up my mind about this . It's undeniably powerful, but it's hard to imagine a film of those events not being so. This differentiates itself by showing everything in excruciating, graphic, nigh unwatchable detail. Mere days after Christchurch, this felt wrong. It also humanises terrorists and has thrilling music. So not a good film.
But it shook me to the core.