"Good Kill" came into my mind; but this is far better. A war thriller about collateral & psychological damage, command decisions & morality. It shows leading politicians & military commanders how they deal with the matter. It's amazing to see how subordinates have to take risks because their leaders perform so badly. Exceptional cast, highly entertaining & intelligent movie; the high-tech coverage is mesmerizing.
Super delicious as a Rear Window-esque suspense drama. Politically it at least questions the arbitrary impression management of justice but is still made for you to feel for the allies characters. Generally i always find it uncomfortable that a movie avoids to indicate the original sin of imperialism when terrorism gets in there.
A movie that's all about the politics of making a military strike on a target and whether to accept the fate of one little girl as collateral damage. The politics are strangely enthralling but also oddly comedic and farcical. It's a sad film to watch since this was the last to feature the legend that was Alan Rickman.
It puts you at the edge of your seat, as you watch in distress. Though, you don't have to take my word for it. You might not be as fragile as I am. It's a film about doing what is right, and weighing what is right. It's about questioning humanity's decision when it comes to war. Sadly, I wasn't crazy about Helen Mirren's performance. Believe me, I hated saying that. Regardless, it's a fairly good war movie.
Succeeds not only as a surprisingly entertaining thriller - one that actually thrills - but its handling of a large ensemble cast who presumably never met on a set is both deft and pacey: the characters have space to breathe - even if we don't - and its depiction of a transplanetary game of Pass the Buck allows for moments of wit and satire, as well as tragedy and spinning moral compasses. A good script, well made.
Helen Mirren is excellent as a manifestation of the bureaucratic militaristic moralizing of Western bloodlust. Also liked that the only thing really impacting the delay of the strike (until the child) is the fact that there are British and American citizens present - the implication being were they Kenyans there they would immediately strike regardless of civilian casualties.