The state of political bureaucracy is exposed in what seems to be an antithesis for how casually innocent lives were taken by world powers. Here a protocol is followed, providing taut drama and anxiety, where no rank wants to take responsibility of an act which is definitely required.
Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman play the principal roles in this politically charged thriller by director Gavin Hood. They are perfect in their roles, bringing appropriate amount of authority and frustration to the table.
The supporting cast play opposing sides well, mirroring our own dilemma. A talented display of tension and pressure in the face of unnerving circumstances.