Thursday, April 7, 2016


In a race against time, FBI agent Brody (Carrie-Anne Moss) has a bomb threat, a suspect, and an effective yet unorthodox interrogator who goes simply by H (Samuel L. Jackson). Brody and H have three days to draw out the location of three nuclear bombs from Yusuf (Michael Sheen) before several major cities are brought down by their explosions. Yusuf isn't willing to divulge that information until certain demands are met.

This movie, while six years old, touches on relevant topics. It's a movie that falls into typical patterns, then upsets those patterns to keep the audience wondering who to relate to and who to side with. Jesus and I watched it with his family and we followed our viewing with a lengthy discussion of rights, wrongs, and personal boundaries in relation to our morals and the law.

How far would you go to get what you wanted if you were Yusuf, a Muslim who feels oppressed by the American government and is upset by the senseless deaths it causes daily? Or H, a man with everything to lose and nothing holding him back from finding out the truth? Or Brody, the lead on an interrogation that could end in millions of senseless deaths and years of political fallout? Would you do the unthinkable?

I recommend watching this when you have both the time and emotional capacity to debrief with someone afterwards!

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