The true story of the aftermath of Norway's deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 July uses the lens of one survivor's physical and emotional journey to portray the country's path to healing and reconciliation. There are two perspectives on this film: this is a story demonstrating the triumph of the human spirit or is this tragedy necessarily a story that needs telling? The answer is both. Paul Greengrass has developed a career for recreating tragedy (United 93) using his trademark documentary style of filmmaking. The opening act of this film is predictably tense as the bombing and the shootings take place. The camera more frantic the deeper into the tragedy we travel. The following acts feel very anti-climactic dealing with the aftermath which feels like a missed opportunity as it develops into a courtroom drama rather an inspiring story of overcoming tragedy. Netflix are proving that they are willing to fund projects that other studios just won’t. This film is definitely not a miss but not quite a hit. The usual “hit or miss” formula adopted by Netflix films. However, this is a step in the right direction. Overall, this is a film which loses momentum towards its conclusion but anchored by great performances from Jonas Strand Gravli and Anders Danielsen Lie.