Fishing Without Nets


Fishing Without Nets (2014)


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A desperate Somali father becomes a pirate in order to feed his family, but experience an intense crisis of conscience in this thought-provoking drama. Abdi knows that his wife and child could starve should he fail to find work fast. After falling in with a band of local pirates, he helps to capture a French oil tanker, and the ransom negotiations begin. Meanwhile, as the money is being transported, Abdi strikes up a tenuous friendship with a frightened hostage. Abdi's resolve is soon tested, however, when some of his fellow pirates display a shocking tendency toward violence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Fishing Without Nets

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

A revealing, moving feature.

Oct 16, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hodierne allows space for the tension to build, and the result is almost sickeningly suspenseful.

Oct 9, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Executed with considerably more polish than the crime at its center, "Fishing Without Nets" turns the hijacking drama into a morally murky contemplation of deprivation and desperation.

Oct 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Raw and upsetting ...

Sep 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Does little to expand on the subject.

Sep 26, 2014 | Full Review…

At once busy and simplistic, the movie lacks A Hijacking's suspense and moral urgency and Captain Phillips' fleshed-out performances. What it offers instead is a slick sense of style and a surfeit of credible detail.

Sep 25, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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