Taut. Tight script. Riveting. Superb acting. Plot twists. A thriller /suspense drama with no 'sexy' sidekicks expensive car chases or stupid shoot outs. Filmed in one room focusing in on one man dealing with the consequences of assuming he alone knows the right thing to do and must do it: the title says it all. A perfect film to counter the easy pseudo morality of 99%of Hollywood's output.
Lead actress was very pretty and pouty but her 'acting' was outshone by the rest of the cast. Definitely not a nuanced performance.
The film plot is is pure fiction. While Dido did exist would have made a great film subject, this account is pure tosh.
It is a very pretty and engaging historical romance in lovely setting with a great complex performance by Tom Wilkinson. which raises the film's anti slavery sub plot and predictable script to another level.
Just don't go in expecting actual history and lower your expectations of the acting chops of the female lead Gugu Mbatha-Raw, which are mightily overblown in most reviews, and you will enjoy it.