New To Blu: The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club is the tragic tale of four combat photographers during the culmination of apartheid in South Africa. While the film is well acted and told with a certain realism, it never quite captures the same feeling as other journalistic films like the James Woods vehicle Salvador.

Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, and Ryan Phillippe all make excellent use of a script that is quite boring at times. The film moves at a slow pace and only introduces a few scenes that feature any combat action. However, Phillippe delivers one his best roles to date. He seems to have finally found some focus again as he's delivered two powerful performances in the span of one year.

I would suggest seeing this movie, but don't expect anything too exciting. This movie is never as tumultuous as the tale it's trying to tell.