Jenny and I managed to see this yesterday. I can now agree with everything you say in your review, but not with your authority. I think it’s a masterful review. What I will say is that I agree with your two points about the “enquiry” and the use of “technology”. The first just didn’t seem right from beginning to end. Practicalities aside – you’re absolutely right about the minister being in charge, but making a speech too! – how on earth did Silva even get out of the room; seemingly there were plenty of opportunities to shoot him. And the technology thing – perhaps it’s just knowing a little about technology that makes you realise that it’s impossible to model everything and predict all behaviour that would enable you to get that amount of control. 

Ho hum! Still a very good film – we enjoyed it.