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Fanatical terrorists are planning to launch a nuclear attack with a "dirty bomb," a homemade radioactive device, in the heart of London. From Scotland Yard's central command to a Muslim undercover detective, local authorities are operating on high alert while government agents scour the city desperately searching for the source of the threat. Every minute counts in this action-suspense thriller that addresses the question: How prepared are we for the unthinkable?
Dirty War takes a Traffick-like approach to its subject matter: the dirty bomb or RDD (Radiation Dispersal Device). In other words, the goal of this HBO/BBC co-production is realism, not soap opera. Just as Traffick (the miniseries, not the movie) took a global look at the drug war, Dirty War takes a comprehensive look at a terrorist attack. It begins with a London-based drill before moving on to the making of several dirty bombs by Islamic fundamentalists (portrayals counterbalanced by Muslim characters presented in a more positive light). The action continues to alternate between any number of groups, including politicians, the press, and the general public. When the terror cell detonates a bomb in the city center, the movie tracks the aftermath, including the interrogation of a suspect. Dirty War lacks Trafficks scope, but it does boast some of the excitement of 24 and certainly provides ample food for thought. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
I referenced this while teaching part of our local WMD class in CERT - Community Emergency Response Team. Need one say more?Published 7 months ago by Jeffery W. Turner
I wouldn't say this is is a great movie in the context of what that term means, but it is good and well-acted, and I find myself drawn to it. It is British, a huge plus for me. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jane Austen
Dirty War offers a fictional, but chillingly realistic anatomy of a "dirty" bomb attack on London. Read morePublished 19 months ago by lydia03
Good movie!! HBO seldom lets you down with their movies and shows.
The movie kept my attention the entire time, and the acting was pretty good (especially the... Read more