'The Mauritanian' is an earnest but uninspired look at one Guantanamo ordeal

The sobering history of detentions at Guantanamo Bay has actually currently been well recorded, yielding a so-so film in 2015 in “The Report.” “The Mauritanian” hence seems like an earnest however unimaginative film that just partially advances the ball, putting together an outstanding cast in the service of one detainee’s dreadful experience, while its marquee stars mainly take a rear seats to Tahar Rahim in the main function.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.