Abhaya came up trumps again with the recommendation that I see this film. With Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise in it, I did not need much persuasion to send for a DVD and I am glad that I did.
The short,just under an hour a half of viewing time, and powerful story has been presented in a very effective way and the message comes loud and clear. No high drama, action sequences or romance to take the focus away from the topic of inept leadership leading well meaning and motivated individuals to futile ends.
Tom Cruise disappoints with exaggeration but I suppose that an US Senator has to be portrayed like that. Redford and Streep deliver powerful performances and I am surprised as to why the film bombed in the box office.
If you have not yet seen it, it is worth spending the hour and a half seeing it. You will not be disappointed. I will give it a rating of [rating=5].