Eye in the Sky (2015)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Thriller


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Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.


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Director:

Gavin Hood

Writer:

Guy Hibbert

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29 July 2018 | theovosse
9
| Intention vs. reality
Great movie that doesn't have to rely on tons of CGI to sustain interest. Instead, there is just a handful of characters, and they discuss about consequences. It's a discussion that won't happen in reality, of course, but the characters represent the different viewpoints in the drone killing process, and they do it very well. As another comment said: you have never seen a Skype call this gripping. This is great cinematography.

Had it just been a discussion about the moral ambiguity of drone strikes, the movie would not have convinced. Where the movie shines, IMO, is its portrayal of uncertainty. Reality cannot be manipulated, and can certainly not be taken for granted. The outcome is not decided in the discussion, but afterwards, and we have to face it. That can make you reluctant to act to the point of cowardice, or all gung-ho, but it doesn't make a difference in the end.

So, is there a happy ending? It doesn't matter. Live with the pain.

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Release Date:

1 April 2016

Language

English, Somali


Country of Origin

UK, Canada

Filming Locations

South Africa

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,803 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$18,704,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,259,653

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