Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

Writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga (TV’s True Detective) adapts Uzodinma Iweala’s novel about the harrowing experiences of an African boy (newcomer Abraham Attah) turned into a child soldier by a rebel forces commandant (Idris Elba).

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Acto (Abraham Attah), Venice Film Festival 2015; Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Acotor (Idris Elba), Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016
2015137 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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While Fukunaga creates Agu’s world with an extraordinary attentiveness to detail, he hasn’t quite found a way to approximate the novel’s radically childlike perspective...

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Total Film

Total Film

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Gripping, gruelling, grown-up fare. That said, some judicious trimming wouldn’t have hurt.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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The film can get so emotionally and spiritually punishing that it needs Elba’s industrial magnetism to keep you on side.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Fukunaga brings flair, muscular storytelling, directness and a persuasively epic sweep to this brutal, heartrending movie.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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You can only react with varying degrees of outrage, anger, disgust, pity, empathy and, if you're a blind optimist, hope for something better.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Stark, beautifully shot... deserves to be seen.

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Variety

Variety

press

While Fukunaga creates Agu’s world with an extraordinary attentiveness to detail, he hasn’t quite found a way to approximate the novel’s radically childlike perspective...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Gripping, gruelling, grown-up fare. That said, some judicious trimming wouldn’t have hurt.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The film can get so emotionally and spiritually punishing that it needs Elba’s industrial magnetism to keep you on side.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Fukunaga brings flair, muscular storytelling, directness and a persuasively epic sweep to this brutal, heartrending movie.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You can only react with varying degrees of outrage, anger, disgust, pity, empathy and, if you're a blind optimist, hope for something better.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Stark, beautifully shot... deserves to be seen.

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