• Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Beasts of No Nation

Release Date: October 16th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

As civil war rages in Africa, a fierce warlord (Idris Elba) trains a young orphan (Abraham Attah) to join his group of guerrilla soldiers.

Cast: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, Kurt Egyiawan

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Genres: Drama , War

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This is a harrowing film to watch. In spite of the vibrant jungle greens and the searing sun, it’s as bleak a vision of modern warfare as has ever been put on screen. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The country goes unnamed, the warring factions aren't always clear, but the nightmarish exploitation of children is made specific in the most vivid, visceral ways. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The necessity of circumstances dictates everything anyone does here and you can only react with varying degrees of outrage, anger, disgust, pity, empathy and, if you're a blind optimist, hope for something better. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)