Hotel Mumbai ★★★

Harrowing, disturbing and very well made but also grossly exploitative. The way the violence so kind of gleefully shown really just rubbed me the wrong way. In terms of pure filmmaking, it’s really quite something especially for how much tension is wrought in basically every scene. It’s just really too hard to watch at times mainly because the violence seems so gleefully put on display and so early on, too. Most definitely it’s an important story that should be told but it almost feels way too early to have a movie about it especially one this horrifically violent. It’s well made with some impressive palpable tension, but unfortunately I couldn’t really get into it due to its immensely exploitative nature.