The Mauritanian


The Mauritanian
Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, he finds allies in his defence attorney and her associate. Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy.

129 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director
Kevin Macdonald
ScreenplayMichael Bronner, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, from the book by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems
MusicTom Hodge
CinematographyAlwin H. Küchler
EditingJustine Wright
SoundtrackListen to samples or get it right now on Amazon

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SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2021
Produced byWonder Street, 30WEST, BBC Films, Convergent Media, Great Point Media, Shadowplay Features, SunnyMarch, Topic Studios

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, thriller
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of Sexual Violence and may trigger Photo and Pattern Sensitivity.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for violence including a sexual assault, and language
Runtime129
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderSexual violence, Strong threat, Violence, Language
Runtime129
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
5
Sex
0
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
31 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
150 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Mauritanian takes a frustratingly generic approach to a real-life story that might have been inspirational in other hands, but Tahar Rahim’s performance elevates the uneven material.
15
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconEffective, horrifying drama about Guantanamo Bay prison.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile I was engaged with the characters and story, I never felt as enthralled as I felt like I should have been.
12

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
29 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
100+ users
16
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
17
IMDB
5495 Netizens
15

Average .. 69%

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