Eye in the Sky
- 102 min
- Directed by: Gavin Hood
- Written by: Guy Hibbert
- Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman
- UK release: 15 April 2016
When a military operation to bring in a radicalised Englishwoman turns into a planned drone strike, commanding officer Katherine Powell (Mirren) and her colleagues have to juggle military necessity with saving civilian lives. Nerve-shredding and thought-provoking against-the-clock thriller which probes the moral grey areas of drone warfare.
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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 intelligence, 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.
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Running time 102 minutes
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Eye in the Sky11 Apr 2016
Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman are at the fore of a gripping military thriller
A headline-grabbing issue, drone warfare has already made it to the big screen with 2014’s disappointing, Andrew Niccol-directed Good Kill. This latest effort, Eye in the Sky, helmed by South African Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender’s Game) and penned by Brit…
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