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The Pirates of Somalia

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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
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It never quite charms us into identifying with its goofy, nothing-to-lose hero, whose desperate to move out from his parents' basement and jump-start his journalism career.
April 27, 2017
Flickering Myth
Buckley's script and direction frequently get sidetracked with fictional subplots and bizarre animated sequences that feel wildly out of place
December 05, 2017
We Got This Covered
Despite an excellent secondary cast and an interesting story, Dabka fails in its aspirations due almost entirely to its own smugness.
April 27, 2017
Film Journal International
Zaniness has rarely been this obnoxious.
December 06, 2017
It's not as cute as it thinks it is.
December 08, 2017
Slant Magazine
Writer-director Bryan Buckley's film is ultimately more interested in the journalist than his story.
December 07, 2017