‘Eye in the Sky’

eits_digital_one_sheetIntelligent, informative, ice-cold thriller from director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender’s Game) as the moral imperative is questioned by politicians and the military alike.

An innocent child stands between a drone strike on a terrorist cell in Nairobi planning a series of suicide bombings. How much collateral damage is acceptable?

A superb ensemble of Brits and Americans play out the tension as the arguments for and against go backwards and forwards between governments. The late Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Love Actually) is superb as the general having to discuss the point with liberal politicians, Helen Mirren (The Queen, Woman in Gold) as the frustrated colonel watching the satellite image clock tick and the opportunity fade.

Rating: 72%

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