A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Initial Review by Bryan Hartman
Maybe it’s the number of terribly sad movies I’ve seen, FIJI initiation (just kidding Joe Weist), or the economics blood running through my veins, but I was not overly emotional about Agu’s experiences as part of the child army. I felt sad for Agu and the others, but I never had the Schindler’s List feeling of gut wrenching sadness.
I’m struggling to come up with some negatives, but I feel like just a touch may have been missing. Talk me up or down from an A-. Great pick self.