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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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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 (14) | Top Critics (3)

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…

The Pirates Of Somalia stays true to its source material with a thoroughly insightful and honest exposé, it marks Peters' arrival as a cinematic virtuoso and yet another outstanding directorial effort from Oscar nominee Bryan Buckley.

December 9, 2017 | Full Review…

... never makes the case that Jay is the character most worthy of our attention or sympathy.

December 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The film itself is one of surprising conscience...

December 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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