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Eye in the Sky

Year : 2016 Director : Gavin Hood Running Time : 1h 42min Genre : , ,
Movie review score
4.5/5

What’s it about:
A drone-led terrorist capture mission in Kenya takes an unexpected turn, throwing up an intriguing ethical dilemma for all those involved. In one of his last roles, Alan Rickman plays a typically cynical general, with Captain Phillips’ Barked Abdi in a pivotal on-the-ground role.

What did we think: 
Angela Young says: This extraordinarily-gripping thriller keeps you guessing and mulling all the way, as you see through the eyes of the frankly bizarre world of modern remote warfare, tiny beetle drones and all. Superb performances from a global cast and an excellent script combine to make this a winner that’ll leave your cogs turning long after you leave the cinema.

It’s got Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in it. That should tell you all you need to know.

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