The South African accents took a little getting used to, but the performances by Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman were great. I also really enjoyed newcomers Frank Rautenbach and Neels Van Jaarsveld. My only real complaint was that they tried to cover several years in a short amount of time, so it often felt as if it jumped around a little too much. Some scenes were one day after another and then it would go ahead a couple months.
The story itself is pretty incredible. These guys put their lives in danger on a daily basis so that they could capture the images that no one else could. They got in the middle of fights and went into parts of the county that most people avoided because of the violence. They did not take sides politically but simply captured the images of what was happening.