best film of 2009
This is a great film, a refreshing change from alot of the hollywood same as that gets churned out. I found it far more believable due to the fact it was South African, from a British point of view it is much easier to identify with Aussie/Kiwi/South African people, they don't ham it up and aren't over emotional. It does build up slowly but that just adds to the effect at the last third of the film. If you are not old enough to remember Apartheid then maybe some of the irony may be lost.
The special effects are good and also the special forces teams look the part, they handle the weapons and move as if ex special forces were used which just adds to the over all feel of the film.
But the thing that makes the film and draws you in is the main character, although the the story is total fantasy, you find yourself believing what he is going through, this is part due to the actors being encouraged to add lib through out the film.