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      Eye in the Sky

      R Released Apr 1, 2016 1 hr. 42 min. Mystery & Thriller War Drama TRAILER for Eye in the Sky: North American Trailer List
      95% 222 Reviews Tomatometer 82% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score A lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) face political opposition after ordering a drone missile strike to take out a group of suicide bombers in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully acted -- and unusually cerebral -- spin on the modern wartime political thriller.

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      D H Yikes! I'm giving three stars just for Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman involvement. But even they can't save this talking-head snoozefest full of lukewarm claptrap plot cringe where nothing happens. Minus two stars for RT glitching and disappearing my initial review. Shame. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/21/24 Full Review Audience Member Absolute waste of time and of the movie cast. Wow this was bad. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Arthur B Tense, thrilling and thought provoking, a stellar cast bring vividly to life a believable story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Andrea C Solidissimo e centratissimo war thriller costruito veramente bene sotto ogni punto di vista. Dapprima la presentazione dei personaggi è a dir poco perfetta, la suddivisione in diversi Paesi rende più semplice comprendere in breve tempo il ruolo di ogni personaggio, e fin da subito i dialoghi chiari rendono ben comprensibile anche la scala gerarchica, elemento molto importante per il film. Una volta introdotta la storia, il climax di tensione e di emozioni è perfettamente costruito intorno a quell'unico evento costruito talmente bene da poter tranquillamente dividere in parti uguali anche un pubblico di spettatori che si approccia al film. Oltre a questo, le interpretazioni sono buone e gli attori si passano molto bene la palla del protagonismo; degno di noto è il brevissimo assolo del grande Alan Rickman, personaggio forse più interessante dell'intera pellicola. Finale molto ben orchestrato ma forse un pelo troppo rapido. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review Jelisije J An absolute realistic approach to how drone strikes are done during military missions in foreign countries. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Harry H A taut thriller about the ambiguities of war and psychological perils of those that must pursue it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Raphael Abraham Financial Times Director Gavin Hood works the tension and the moral uncertainty to good effect but at times the film feels schematic and too much like revision. Rated: 3/5 Dec 27, 2016 Full Review Dwight Brown National Newspaper Publishers Association It's hard to watch the film and not vacillate between wanting them to act, and wanting them to stand down. Nov 8, 2016 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters Hood and Hibbert's procedural is a crackerjack affair in all the ways that count, and it's safe to say it looks at this hot button issue in a way certain to get audiences talking afterward. Rated: 3/4 Aug 11, 2016 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Considers a much larger canvas than the warfare itself, from the politicians approving drone missions to the undercover agents on the ground scouting them. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 18, 2022 Full Review Nikki Baughan Combining tense action with an exploration of the psychological demands, and impact, of modern drone warfare, Eye in the Sky also demonstrates that strong female characters can command the genre as resoundingly as their male counterparts. Sep 29, 2021 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy To their enormous credit, director Gavin Hood and writer Guy Hibbert offer no easy answers and take no easy outs, electing instead to keep viewers as conflicted and uncomfortable as the characters on the screen. Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 18, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) face political opposition after ordering a drone missile strike to take out a group of suicide bombers in Nairobi, Kenya.
      Gavin Hood
      Executive Producer
      Xavier Marchand, Benedict Carver, Anne Sheehan, Claudia Bluemhuber, Guy Hibbert, Stephen Wright
      Guy Hibbert
      Bleecker Street Media
      Production Co
      Entertainment One, Raindog Films
      R (Some Violent Images|Language)
      Mystery & Thriller, War, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 1, 2016, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 4, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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