• The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

The Pirates of Somalia

Release Date: December 8th, 2017

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

In 2008, rookie Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur's impulsive plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia provides the first close-up look at who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Cast: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Barkhad Abdi, Melanie Griffith, Russell Posner, Philip Ettinger, Coral Pena, Aidan Whytock

Director: Bryan Buckley

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: BCDF Pictures

Keywords: Intense, House, Gripping, Investigation, Growing up, Transformation, Pursuit, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Screen International

    This incendiary true story boasts a charismatic central performance from rising star Peters (X-Men, TV’s American Horror Story), whose everyman charm helps drive a narrative which has a tendency to get entangled in its own worthy intentions. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    This stranger-in-a-strange-land adventure has enough appeal to sustain its limited theatrical release. show more

  • 60
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    Dabka winningly traces the ways that a callow American gets schooled in concepts like honor and sacrifice until he is considered an expert on a country and a people that he grows to love. show more

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