Acest este un film patriotic sigur dar, în același timp, acest e unul sinistru care critică (poate, fără voie?) voința temenică a Americi ca "Justiție, teroare, dragoste, cicatrice, dreptate, plagă, mort, viață. America cuprinde toate lucruri și se devine mai mare și mai puternic." Să fie prea patriotic la vreun nivel extrem expune contracție înrădăcinat în țară însuşi, care înseamnă și să fie anti-patriotic oarecum.
The studio's acquisition of Trent Reznor on score duty, along with a holiday release date, tells me they thought they were making a prestige picture. In reality, "Patriots Day" is another gritty procedural from Michael Mann protege and underrated vulgar auteur Peter Berg. In fact, it might be his best work yet, as he showcases some muscular action sequences that impress precisely because of their limited geography.
Peter Berg continues to baffle and surprise; he's a vulgar auteur crossed with a compelling sociologist. "Lone Survivor" was exceptionally made, if jingoistic and simplistic. "Patriots Day," meanwhile, sees the director returning to the (underrated) attentive heights of "The Kingdom," losing none of the muscle or tension. A taut script shines in the hands of a solid and diverse ensemble cast.
I must admit - PATRIOTS DAY succeed to reconstruct the event before and after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Director Peter Berg patiently built the tension and "exploded" it in the bombing sequence. Too bad, this movie become less interesting after the event of bombing. Don't worry, the drama still works. I was surprised - when PATRIOTS DAY can play around with my emotion. Mark Wahlberg did a stellar job in here.
I was surprised how well this film manipulated my emotions. i suppose it is a propaganda film now because of the presidential election which is a shame because it was compassionate for all those involved however the way it provided insight into the way surveillance was used by the authorities could be seen as a cautionary tale as well.
A weird amalgamation: its not quite a disaster movie, not quite a procedural, not quite an exaggeration and not quite verite, not quite inspirational but not quite jingoistic, not quite insightful though nor is it quite offensive. It's not quite good, but boy it could have been quite reprehensible and give or take a few 'funny' hair-trigger cop jokes its never that. Has Berg become the new Riefenstahl?
The good news: Patriots Day is not the flag-waving, jingoistic propaganda we all feared, and actually treats the Boston Marathon bombers as human with a relatable sibling issue at the core. The bad/predictable news: it can't help but be a tad too showy and disrespectful in some of its most telling scenes.