Paul Greengrass returns to the director’s chair on top form with this true story of courage in the face of danger. It is a fantastic piece of storytelling with well written screenplay to accompany such strong characters. The cast is outstanding, with Tom Hanks giving a praise worthy performance. However the real talent in this instance is new comer Barkhad Abdi who is more than a match for Hollywood heavyweights as one of the best villians in modern cinema. It is perfectly paced to keep the tension at the right level to make an all round entertaining experience.