Eye in the Sky

Genre:  Drama, Thriller, War
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: March 25, 2016
DVD: June 28, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.81
based on 1846 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen

Synopsis

London-based military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists when they arrive at a safe house in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission suddenly escalates from a capture to a kill operation, when the cameras spot explosive suicide vests that are being placed on two new recruits - one from the States and the other from Britain.

Knowing that many will be killed if the men are allowed to leave wearing the suicide vests, American drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) gets the go-ahead to destroy the safe house, when a small girl enters the kill zone just outside the walls of the house on her daily routine of setting up a stall to sell bread. The debate goes back and forth a chain of politicians and lawyers on whether to hit the safe house or not, as the seconds count down.

Director: Gavin Hood
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): David Lancaster, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth
Screenplay: Guy Hibbert

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  • 4 stars "Very good movie. Excellent acting from all quarters."
  • 4 stars "The film depicts that the bureaucrats in a situation such as this should remain behind their desks being the one safe place they prefer to be. Pass the buck."
  • 1 star "Terrible movie. Went to see Helen Mirren...I get that actors want to 'stretch' themselves by trying new roles. This is move is just a very sad combo of soap-opera and military propaganda. STOP bombing people for ANY reason ... NO we are NEVER going to 'understand'...what you are doing is wrong, so STOP doing it!"