Fact: poor young men in poor, hopeless neighborhoods worldwide turn to murder, drugs and other black market activities to try to get by. I guess I naively thought that religious young men living in the Holy Land, a day's walk from some of the holiest sites of their faith, would somehow rise above.
|Fact: revenge killings only lead to more revenge killings.|
Ajami is gritty, at times violent, and tastes genuine. Well-made, well-acted, well worth a look. This land of the Bible is calling out for redemption and reconciliation. Let it be soon, Lord.
Bottom line, 3 1/2 stars.