Paul Greengrass’s Anders Breivik Movie Is Dire, Leftist Agitprop

director Paul Greengrass attends a photocall for the film '22 July' presented in competition on September 5, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Paul Greengrass, the left-leaning director behind the Jason Bourne series, has a heartwarming message for you: if you’re worried about mass immigration then you’re just a step away from being Anders Breivik.

This is the subtle message of July 22,  Greengrass’s account of Breivik’s massacre of 69 kids on the island of Utøya in Norway, which I watched over the weekend so that you don’t have to. It’s a terrible film.

It’s terrible artistically, especially the turgid second half when it meanders into sludgy, low-stakes courtroom drama about whose outcome you really don’t care. (“Just put the bastard away forever – or better still, hang him!” is what you’re thinking. Not “Ooh how marvellous the impeccably liberal Norwegian penal system is, treating this psycho to a fair trial and kind treatment even when he complains about an injury to his finger caused by the skull fragments of a teenager he shot….”)

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