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Eye in the Sky (2015)Eye in the Sky (2015)

Eye in the Sky (2015)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

7.4

movie

d, UK

English, Somali

A-list actors, Thought-provoking, Well-acted

2015

Gavin Hood

Aaron Paul, Aisha Takow, Alan Rickman

102 min

Synopsis

A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Our Take

7.4
Christina Hale

Is an innocent child’s life worth millions of other civilian casualties? In a modern-day drone warfare led by Colonel Katherine Powell, played by the very versatile Helen Mirren, she is conflicted to order the target of the Somali terrorist organization when she spots Alia, a young girl who just happens to be selling bread within the premises of the Kill Zone. Her icy exterior, however, is a far cry from Lieutenant General Frank Benson’s profound sympathy, the portrayal of the late Alan Rickman in his last onscreen role being one of his most remarkable ones to date. Eye in the Sky is a thriller that will have you questioning your morals while gripping your seats in what appears to be a battle of the best choice and the only one. Do the ends always justify the means?

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kaybeetoyz

Eye in the Sky is a powerful film with a cast this is amazing. Well done, and truly terrifying.

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