I only really went to see this because of the excellent cast but, my goodness, I thought it was fantastic. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zoBk3e9fFPU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> It really confronts the morality of modern warfare, and the politics that drive it, without really leading you to a conclusion on either side. It certainly doesn't preach or glamourise. Sadly, considering it was his last film, I think Alan Rickman was too hammy, but Mirren, Abdi, Paul and Northam were excellent. Aisha Takow was fantastic as the young girl too. Can't recommend this enough. My biggest pleasant surprise of the year so far.