Atom User Reviews for The Mauritanian

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Fear, terror, torture should not describe American justice

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Metacritic

50
Jan 12, 2021

This legal procedural remains strangely flat, despite its star power and a gripping central performance from Tahar Rahim as Slahi. An unimpeachably well-intentioned treatment of a dark chapter in American justice, it's methodical and serious-minded to a fault.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
55
Jan 12, 2021

Perhaps the biggest issue for The Mauritanian is that the screenplay by M.B Traven and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani tries to accommodate too many protagonists.

Metacritic review by Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
50
Jan 12, 2021

Kevin Macdonald’s film never captures the spectrum of a life lived in unimaginable extremis.

Metacritic review by Chuck Bowen
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine