Long film that never gets going. Avoid this one.
EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare
Really great film. Opened my own eyes to how wars (? Is that the right word now?) are being fought. Top actors, great script, and no silly hollywood moments.
Bad film considering the star lineup!
Definitely a film to watch. High power cast, superb acting & an emotive topic. Well worth a watch
This film tries to juxtapose the horrific reality of war with the ability to disconnect from the atrocities due to drone warfare. It doesn't work, acting wooden and boring.
I think this film should be watched as a reminder of the sheer immersurable tragedy of war. Regardless of how accurate this film is, I think the point is to demonstrate the impossible choices people have to make during conflict. I think th performances were excellent, and it is well worth anyones time.
I had just been to a lecture re drones. Most of the stuff seemed realistic. I recommend .
If you liked and bought into Saving Private Ryan you will like this
A "moral dilemma" story written by 12 year olds. Excruciating and hackneyed. The intellectual fibre of a stuffed moose. Awful.
While the film is professionally scripted, directed and acted. it nevertheless conveys the message to a worldwide audience. It says, "look at the kit we have, see how we can pinpoint any area of the planet and any individual on it and 'take him or her out". By way of reassurence, it creates an ethical scenario to convey the impression that the life of innocents has inherent value and that such 'kill' decisions are not taken lightly. In short, it is the type of film that the Ministry of Information would have commissioned the Bolton Brothers to make for a cinema audience in 1940s wartime Britain.
...if you've never stopped to consider the impact of warfare, drone or otherwise, for more than ten seconds.
Somehow incredibly wooden and unconvincing acting too.
Defintely a hugely important and relevant issue to be explored but this isn't the film to do it.
Excellent movie, I enjoyed every moment of it.
The whole film revolved around one very obvious set piece, that in a normal movie might be one scene lasting 20 minutes. It's quite well done but there is no drama and it plays out predictably. Rickman looks bored throughout and Mirren is miscast here. Not bad to kill a few hours but certainly not something you'd watch twice.
The film starts promisingly and the tension builds well with the agents and the surveillance but it gets out of touch with reality with regards to "the collateral damage" issue; the sentimentality displayed is ridiculous; professional military personnel do not behave like this.
The situation with the American pilot is ludicrous; this would just never happen.
The film just gets too sentimental; this sentimentality would be acceptable in a rom com or family Christmas movie but is out of place in a modern war film.
The screenwriter is out of touch with reality.
I neither buy the acting, nor the script - this movie is terrible waste of time.
Worst film I've watched totally inaccurate
Was great until they start discussing the little girl, that's just nonsense... One of the few movies that I've not even finished watching, since it evolved into artifficial argument, and just got boring
We know these challenges face the world everyday. This is a well made film that seeks to look at the humanity or lack thereof from all sides. Watch out for Alan Rickman's closing lines.
I very much doubt the UK and USA would think twice about pulling the trigger. Eye wash
It doesn't go anyway, dragged out, boring even .....
Saw this at the cinema. On the big screen one of the best movies I have seen for a long time. Heart was thumping. Not sure whether watching it a second time will be quite the same but it will be close.
Brilliant film. Captivating. Hard to watch at times. A fitting final on screen performance from Mr. Rickman.
Challenges you in a good way.
Don’t watch the trailer.