This film kept coming up multiple times in my queue. I skipped over it a few times, but finally decided to watch it.
I finally sat down and watched it. It's hard to find that many movies more intense than this one. Within minutes of the film beginning, the terrorist attacks the movie is built on begin. Once it begins, it's nearly two hours straight of intensity.
I found this film to be powerful and it shows the sinister motives of its masterminds. The film has a few key characters it follows within the hotel sharing the story from a few different angles.
Dev Patel is great as one of those characters providing a very human touch to this story.
It's a very good historical retelling and should have garnered more award consideration. Very much recommended, but make sure you are in the right mindset to watch due to its intensity and and harsh subject matter.