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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

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An ambitious young journalist (Evan Peters) embeds himself with a dangerous band of pirates in Somalia to get an unfiltered investigative perspective, but his inexperience threatens to derail his plans. Bryan Buckley wrote and directed this biopic based on the real life investigation of Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur.

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Cast

Evan Peters
as Jay Bahadur
Al Pacino
as Seymour Tolbin
Melanie Griffith
as Maria Bahadur
Russell Posner
as Jared Bahadur

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

The genuine rapport between Peters and the magnetic Abdi...mainly succeeds in keeping it all on an even keel.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

A lively tale bent on deepening our understanding of its sensationalism-ready subject.

December 8, 2017 | Full Review…

It's not as cute as it thinks it is.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It never quite charms us into identifying with its goofy, nothing-to-lose hero, whose desperate to move out from his parents' basement and jump-start his journalism career.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Learning the craft while doing it

February 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While the story does seem a bit laid back and comedic for such a serious subject, it is entertaining and well-acted by Evan Peters, Al Pacino and Barkhad Abdi.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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The rapport between characters in this is great as an aspiring journalist tries to make a name for himself by visiting Somalia and reporting on sea piracy. Engrossing and also funny, whilst it may not be entirely true it is very entertaining.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

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