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  • ...is a work of true moral force; it is, at the risk of sounding fancy, a motion picture for our times.

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  • Omertà is a work of intense, sweeping and frightening moral clarity. Unerring, unflinching and unrelenting, the result is a devastatingly, seriously good film.

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  • When violence is perpetrated indiscriminately and without any moral context created with the aid of a detailed back story, it can only be deeply disconcerting. Omerta is just that and therein lies its success.

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  • ...the film never lets you lose attention and the gripping narrative style ensures you are on the edge throughout.

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  • Besides, Omerta’s pace is so unrelenting and Rao’s acting so immersive that it is impossible to turn away from the screen for a single moment of the film’s compact 97 minutes and 37 seconds. To call it gripping might be an understatement.

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  • ...while Mehta gets the mood right, and Rajkummar works wonders with his limited material, 'Omerta' fails to stir you emotionally.

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  • Interspersing news footage — from the ’90s until the recent Mumbai 26/11 attacks — with a glamourised version of Omar’s life, it does manage to provide an overview of a contemporary terror hero.

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  • You might see it as the other side of the same coin that is Shahid. The making of a man deeply affected by similar incidents, but one who chooses a different path.

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  • Watching the film is like reading a newspaper report on the terrorist. It gives you a huge lot of facts but doesn't provide you with the complete picture.

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  • ...barely digs below the surface and merely ticks the significant events in the British national’s life.

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  • It's a shame really that Omerta lacks depth, never giving an insight into Omar's criminal designs. As a thriller, it's pacy and yet, distinctly half-baked and stiff.

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  • ...is a surprisingly passion-less, rote incident-by-incident telling...

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  • The staccato storytelling style and the constant shift between past and present is distracting at best. Unfortunately there is no emotional takeaway from the story, so you watch the stabbings and the kidnappings wondering 'what was that?'

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  • ...the movie sticks to what, when and how, rather than why.

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  • Mehta’s frequent juggling of timeline and location means the jag and jump of the filmic technique matches the fragmented nature of the narrative. The chaos is needed, for though there’s some shock in Omerta, there’s little surprise.

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  • ...inspires neither fear nor disdain. It leaves you empty and wondering as to what drew Mehta to this guy in the first place.

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