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Eye in the Sky (2015)

Directed by Gavin Hood

War | Drama | Thriller

Overview

A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.

Rated R | Length 102 minutes

Actors

Mondé Sibisi | Ebby Weyime | Aisha Takow | Julian Stone | Luke Tyler | Zak Rowlands | Kate Liquorish | Lex King | Tyrone Keogh | Graham Hopkins | John Heffernan | Olga Gainullina | Kenneth Fok | Francis Chouler | Armand Aucamp | Meganne Young | Daniel Fox | Jessica Jones | Richard McCabe | Michael O'Keefe | Gavin Hood | Babou Ceesay | James Alexander | Monica Dolan | Carl Beukes | Jeremy Northam | Kim Engelbrecht | Phoebe Fox | Barkhad Abdi | Iain Glen | Alan Rickman | Aaron Paul | Helen Mirren

Viewing Notes

Very well done, though it stretches in places. One of the few modern war movies I’ve seen that works hard to present a nuanced situation where there are no right answers and everything done, or not done, has very real consequences. It also does a great job of presenting war as a complicated mix of military and political chains of command and decision making.

It was also great to see Barkhad Abdi from CAPTAIN PHILLIPS in another strong role. Interested to see what his part is in the new BLADERUNNER 2049 movie.

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