‘Beasts of No Nation’ is a brutal, necessary journey (Our grade: A)

This photo provided by Netflix shows, Idris Elba, as Commandant, in the Netflix original film, "Beasts of No Nation," directed by Cary Fukunaga. (Netflix via AP)

This photo provided by Netflix shows, Idris Elba, as Commandant, in the Netflix original film, “Beasts of No Nation,” directed by Cary Fukunaga. (Netflix via AP)

There are many takeaways from Cary Fukunaga’s gorgeous and wrenching “Beasts of No Nation.”

The first and most obvious is that our collective tolerance of child soldiering is one of the great moral failings of our time.

The second is “Beasts” — based on the celebrated 2005 novel by Nigerian-American Uzodinma Iweala — offers final, clinching proof that whatever was brilliant about the first season of “True Detective” was all due to Fukunaga’s extraordinary eye.

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