Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
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About the Movie
A true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, Last Hijack takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one successful Somali pirate, Mohamed, came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence. Animated re-enactments explore the memories, dreams, and fears from a rarely seen point of view in this original non-fiction narrative.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 16
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's an ungainly documentary featuring animated sequences, but it also gives a sense of a country ruined by tribal wars and menaced by the temptation of easy cash.
Fresh: The filmmakers have gotten extraordinary access to Mohamed and ravaged Somalia.
Fresh: Despite providing a sober and hauntingly frustrated glimpse into a world that most Western eyes will never get to see for themselves, this portrait of life as a Somali pirate is limited by what the camera can't see.
Fresh: It intriguingly invites us to think about the forces that can drive a seemingly ordinary guy like Mohamed to do something so desperate and cruel as piracy.
Brilliant storytelling and compelling filmmaking. Love the animated sequences. Mohammed is the captain now!
Thoughtful and compelling
Entertaining and informative!
fascinating doc, so well done. the animation is sick!