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Eye in the Sky (2015)

16 | | Drama, Thriller, War | 15 April 2016 (UK)
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Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Faisa Hassan ...
Fatima Mo'Allim
Aisha Takow ...
Alia Mo'Allim
Armaan Haggio ...
Musa Mo'Allim
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Bob Chappell ...
Simon Powell
Alex Gallafent ...
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Sergeant Mike Gleeson
Kate Liquorish ...
Female Sergeant
Richard Stephenson ...
Staff Sergeant
Gabriella Pinto ...
Female Corporal
Tylan Wray ...
Male Corporal
Hossain Dahir ...
Driver One
Mondé Sibisi ...
Muhammad Abdisalaam
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Colonel Katherine Powell is 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. Written by Bleecker Street

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Drama | Thriller | War

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$113,803 (USA) (11 March 2016)

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$18,700,837 (USA) (15 July 2016)
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Due to budgetary restrictions during the six-week shoot, actors often worked individually. For example, when Helen Mirren is in the decision room, she was actually speaking in real time to the film's director, Gavin Hood, and facing a green screen with a red 'X' designating her line of focus. See more »

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The pilot says the "time of flight" for the missiles is 50 seconds, a Hellfire flies at 450 m/s which would mean the launch would have taken place approximately 20 km away from the target. The actual range of a Hellfire is 8 km. See more »

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Lt. General Frank Benson: Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.
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In loving memory of Alan Rickman. See more »

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Featured in Eye in the Sky: Morals (2016) See more »

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Nude Dancing
Written by Gabriel Previtera (as G. Previtera) / Paul Hepker (as P. Hepker)
Performed by zelig
Featuring Abashante
Courtesy of kekila music
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Engaging, effective, and surprisingly heartfelt.
15 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It surprised me quite a bit. Political war thrillers have been so overdone, but this one really managed to work by narrowing its scope. With films like this, and real-life disasters that kill dozens of people, it's easy to overlook the importance of every single human life. This film is aiming to remind us of just how significant, and atrocious, times of war are, and rightly so, the film does not come with any easy answers. I loved how the film was completely focused on one single event, and while I can see how some might think it was stretched out too much, I felt like moral and emotional weight of the situation on all of these characters called for it. Maybe I would say that the film gets a bit too sentimental at times (we don't need to be reminded with the many shots of the characters' faces or the music), but for the most part it really works. And oh Aaron Paul, you're just the perfect actor to play characters who are trying to help children.


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