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      Beasts of No Nation

      Released Oct 16, 2015 2 hr. 16 min. War Drama TRAILER for Beasts of No Nation: Trailer 2 List
      91% 150 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score As civil war rages in Africa, a fierce warlord (Idris Elba) trains a young orphan (Abraham Attah) to join his group of guerrilla soldiers. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Beasts of No Nation finds writer-director Cary Fukunaga working with a talented cast to offer a sobering, uncompromising, yet still somehow hopeful picture of war's human cost.

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      Dave C A stark, sobering, sombre tale of manipulation, brainwashing, abuse, and corruption, all in pursuit of a misunderstood, genocidal lust for power. The subsequent crippling of generations is given little thought, and is shown here brilliantly on the shoulders of a young cast, supported by a strong performance from IE. It masterfully brings together some of the darkest elements of humanity, whilst showing what strength of spirit and resolve can help us survive and overcome. Hope is often an undervalued concept, but it's one with life-changing power even in the most maniacal, empty, violent of places Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Everardo C No es una película de acción, sino una historia realista de salvajismo incrustado en la inocencia antes de que tengan la oportunidad de ser niños deben de tomarlas en el campo de batalla Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/24 Full Review Christopher M One of the most well-made, difficult to watch movies of all time, it is a travesty that Idris Elba was not even nominated for an Academy Award. Simultaneously harrowing and gripping, Cari Fukunaga has secured himself a position amongst the best directors of the modern era. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Alec C Innocence is the first thing you lose when you experience the horrors of war, especially when you're a child! We see the inhumanity of it through the eyes of Agu, a war orphan who loses everything and is consumed by the barbarity of a civil war under the tutelage of an oppressive commander. We see as it chips away at his humanity until there is only a hollow shell of a person yearning for peace! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Sergio R Wild story, that happen in Africa in real life. I recommend that film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/06/23 Full Review Mark K An outstanding film featuring a remarkable storyline. Filming and assembling such a movie is a daunting task, but they executed it in a remarkable and impressive manner. I strongly recommend this film; you won't be disappointed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jason Bailey Flavorwire It wants to immerse itself entirely in Agu's experience, yet the filmmaker can't resist standing aloft in scenes that underscore the soldiers' ages and their actions, and pointing out easy ironies. May 3, 2016 Full Review Alison Willmore BuzzFeed News Fukunaga gives the film a visual grandeur that makes it feel like it's taking place after the world has ended, and all that's left for Agu is this morass of endless, uncaring violence. Nov 10, 2015 Full Review David Edelstein New York Magazine/Vulture Fukunaga's hurtling camera and taut cutting keep Beasts of No Nation only just this side of hallucinatory, and Elba is the kind of titanic actor to kick it to a near-mythic level. Oct 16, 2015 Full Review Jordan Brooks Vague Visages Absolutely devastating in its blunt portrayal of African civil wars, Beasts of No Nation packs so burdensome an emotional punch that I was left in stunned detachment, unable to cope with much of what I was experiencing. Aug 1, 2023 Full Review Brian Susbielles InSession Film It isn’t an action movie, but a realist story of savagery embedded in innocence before they have the chance to be a child rather than make decisions on the battlefield. Feb 28, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies If there is one thing that profoundly comes across in Cary Fukunaga’s searing war drama it is that war has a cost – an intense human cost. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis As civil war rages in Africa, a fierce warlord (Idris Elba) trains a young orphan (Abraham Attah) to join his group of guerrilla soldiers.
      Director
      Cary Joji Fukunaga
      Screenwriter
      Cary Joji Fukunaga
      Distributor
      Netflix, Bleecker Street Media
      Genre
      War, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 16, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 6, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $83.9K
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