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Evan Peters and Barhad Abdi elevate glib, overdone 'The Pirates of Somalia'

Serving as something of a flipside to 2013’s Tom Hanks-starring “Captain Phillips,” Brian Buckley’s “The Pirates of Somalia,” based on a memoir by Jay Bahadur, finds itself navigating some choppy tonal waters prior to emerging as an engagingly performed take on recent world events. Bahadur’s seemingly...
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