Oh, what a riveting mess!
Tons of spoilers! Don’t read unless you’ve seen the episode!
This British miniseries is a wild, outrageous ride through the conspiracy theories of the moment, wrapped in a paranoid, blow-’em-up, all-stops-out thriller.
Well, it took only seven years, two invasions, one extralegal offshore prison, pretend justifications for torture, and the trashing of the U.S. Constitution, but here we finally have it: the smartest, savviest, most seditious movie yet about the ‘global war on terror.’
Like a child who thinks he can scandalize his elders by screaming naughty words he doesn’t even understand, German filmmaker Uwe Boll mistakes shock for satire and crudity for cleverness…
Not that I know any IRA soldiers — at least, not that I know of — but Irish and Irish-American New York is the world I live in.
Once again I am pleasantly surprised by a Hollywood film.