The Mauritanian

2021 • 129 minutes
90 reviews
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About this movie

Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. Government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

Ratings and reviews

90 reviews
Matthew Yaich
March 15, 2021
Good movie with some solid performances that everyone should watch. You can love your country while still pointing out it's flaws, that's how we make it better. Ignore all the one star reviews on here, I'm sure none of them actually watched it.
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Jim Simpson
April 29, 2021
If it weren't billed as "actual events" and instead was called what it is "fiction", then it would be ok. It's nauseating that movies like this attempt to be the new history book for our world without even a glimmer of moral responsibility to be honest.
Brian Archie
September 5, 2021
This movie reminded me to let my moral compass lead the way to truth, regardless of what my emotions or constituents may be feeling. God bless the families of all those lost on 9/11 ✌🏿🙏🏿✊🏿