First screened in August 2017
Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Cast: Algee Smith, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Ben O'Toole, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Anthony Mackie, Joseph David-Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, Peyton "Alex" Smith, Nathan Davis Jr., Jason Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, John Krasinski, Jeremy Strong, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Samira Wiley, Miguel Pimentel, Tyler James Williams, Chris Chalk, Darren Goldstein, Mason Alban, Bennett Deady, Laz Alonso, Benz Veal. Screenplay: Mark Boal.

Twitter Capsule: Early feints at capturing a systemic crisis yield to strange, long, awkwardly executed focus on one episode. Bad endings.

VOR:   Indeed, as the ads say, "It's time you knew." But must we know this way? And what does the film help us knew? Falls short of intended goals.

Photo © 2017 Annapurna Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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