Eye In The Sky [2016] ★★★

 eits_digital_one_sheetDirector Gavin Hood scores a bullseye in this moral debate on drone warfare that is both thought provoking and incredibly suspenseful. Helen Mirren is dynamite as a British army colonel ordering a U.S military drone to target a Somali terrorist organization. Sounds like a routine task? It isn’t. That’s because Alia, a young Kenyan girl, is selling bread in the kill zone. How to proceed? That’s the hook that will lead you into “Eye in the Sky”, a tense and well acted action thriller featuring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and the late, great Alan Rickman in his final role onscreen as Lt. Gen. Frank Benson, who is leading the strategy room in London. Rickman is a live wire, and his final scene is worthy of his unforgettable career. “Eye in the Sky” holds you in its grip. It’s definitely one of the pleasant surprises of the season.

Rating: 3/4

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