There is a half a good film in here. The retelling of the “actual events” works really nicely. There is some fun dialogue and a few laughs.
But you feel like you get a fairly rounded view of the defendants and you actually don’t. You have no real sense of who they actually are. The finale skirts dangerously close to Independence Day territory. We’re one saluting man in uniform away from disaster. Don’t even get me started on the music.
Ultimately, I did learn something watching this and I mostly enjoyed it and that’s what counts.