EYE IN THE SKY

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

Di­rected by Gavin Hood. Star­ring He­len Mir­ren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rick­man, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam Hugely grip­ping, im­pres­sively bal­anced thriller con­cern­ing the peo­ple who de­cide whether to re­motely un­leash drone at­tacks on dis­tant en­e­mies. Mir­ren is the colonel in the home coun­ties. Rick­man (in his last ma­jor role) is the se­nior brass who has to ne­go­ti­ate with the politi­cians. Paul squats in a Ne­vada bunker. Un­like, say, Zero Dark Thirty, Eye

in the Sky is firm in its di­dac­tic com­mit­ment to am­bi­gu­ity. Its an­swer is that there are no an­swers. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 102 min

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