When a group of terrorists are clocked by satellite in a Nairobi safe house prepping for a suicide bombing, a clean, surgical strike appears the perfect option. However, when a girl wanders into the kill zone, British colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) finds her chain of command buckling as those in charge - from responsibility-shirking politicians to by-the-book army officers - pass the buck across four continents. Director Gavin Hood keeps military and political nerves on edge in this time-critical thriller.
EMPIRE’S Olly Richards SAYS: “It's a tight thriller played out smoothly but tying the viewer in moral knots. A film to think about for days, with little hope of finding a comfortable answer.