Beasts of No Nation isn't the type of movie you "enjoy," but it is extremely effective in depicting one boy's harrowing journey into the heart of war. While Agu's account is fictitious, his character's loss of innocence is entirely real for hundreds of thousands of other children across the globe. Tapping into that grim reality can be hard to watch, particularly for Agu. However, you can't deny the talent that's on display from newcomer Abraham Attah, as well as Idris Elba. While the story loses some steam towards the end, Beasts of No Nation is worth watching for its strong performances and uncompromising direction.