Mosul

Mosul

Mosul

Resistance fighters from Iraq fight to reclaim their home from ISIS in this based-on-a-true-story war drama from the writer of Dark Waters and Deepwater Horizon, produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame).

After inexperienced Iraqi cop Kawa (Adam Bessa) is rescued from a harrowing firefight by the elite Ninevah SWAT team, he’s quickly inducted into the rogue squadron, a band of ten brothers-in-arms led by the wise Major Jasem (Suhail Dabbach). Under constant threat of attack, the unit embarks on a dangerous guerrilla operation, determined to wipe out an enemy base and restore order to the lawless territory.

2020Rating: TBCUSAArabic and English with English subtitles
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Mosul" often feels like "Call of Duty" interrupted by the occasional call to prayer.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Precious few moments of "Mosul" leave the aftertaste of a recruitment film.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Favors a sense of you-are-there authenticity over any kind of deeper characterization or geopolitical context. The result is generically gripping but ultimately not something that lingers.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Balances admirable ambition (it's an American film, but the characters speak Arabic) with the cruder goosing strategies and red-meat dialogue of a revenge picture.

Variety

Variety

press

"Mosul" often feels like "Call of Duty" interrupted by the occasional call to prayer.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Precious few moments of "Mosul" leave the aftertaste of a recruitment film.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Favors a sense of you-are-there authenticity over any kind of deeper characterization or geopolitical context. The result is generically gripping but ultimately not something that lingers.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Balances admirable ambition (it's an American film, but the characters speak Arabic) with the cruder goosing strategies and red-meat dialogue of a revenge picture.

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