Eye in the Sky a riveting thriller: review

WhatsOn Mar 24, 2016 by Linda Barnard OurWindsor.Ca

This riveting drone thriller is contemporary edge-of-your seat stuff, propelled by a crack cast led by Helen Mirren as single-minded British Col. Katherine Powell. She’s determined to finally nab the radicalized Englishwoman she’s been tailing for six years, now finally located in a house in Kenya.

The capture plan, monitored with tiny flying drones half a world a way, escalates to a kill mission with evidence of a suicide plot. When a young girl sets up a table to sell bread outside, words like “collateral damage” have chilling meaning, especially to Aaron Paul’s drone pilot, awaiting orders in a room at a Nevada airbase. Powell tries to convince skittish higher ups (including Alan Rickman in his final onscreen role) to “put a Hellfire through that roof right now,” in a series of leapfrogging buck-passing exchanges as everyone “refers up” while the clock runs down.

Toronto Star

Eye in the Sky a riveting thriller: review

WhatsOn Mar 24, 2016 by Linda Barnard OurWindsor.Ca

This riveting drone thriller is contemporary edge-of-your seat stuff, propelled by a crack cast led by Helen Mirren as single-minded British Col. Katherine Powell. She’s determined to finally nab the radicalized Englishwoman she’s been tailing for six years, now finally located in a house in Kenya.

The capture plan, monitored with tiny flying drones half a world a way, escalates to a kill mission with evidence of a suicide plot. When a young girl sets up a table to sell bread outside, words like “collateral damage” have chilling meaning, especially to Aaron Paul’s drone pilot, awaiting orders in a room at a Nevada airbase. Powell tries to convince skittish higher ups (including Alan Rickman in his final onscreen role) to “put a Hellfire through that roof right now,” in a series of leapfrogging buck-passing exchanges as everyone “refers up” while the clock runs down.

Toronto Star

Eye in the Sky a riveting thriller: review

WhatsOn Mar 24, 2016 by Linda Barnard OurWindsor.Ca

This riveting drone thriller is contemporary edge-of-your seat stuff, propelled by a crack cast led by Helen Mirren as single-minded British Col. Katherine Powell. She’s determined to finally nab the radicalized Englishwoman she’s been tailing for six years, now finally located in a house in Kenya.

The capture plan, monitored with tiny flying drones half a world a way, escalates to a kill mission with evidence of a suicide plot. When a young girl sets up a table to sell bread outside, words like “collateral damage” have chilling meaning, especially to Aaron Paul’s drone pilot, awaiting orders in a room at a Nevada airbase. Powell tries to convince skittish higher ups (including Alan Rickman in his final onscreen role) to “put a Hellfire through that roof right now,” in a series of leapfrogging buck-passing exchanges as everyone “refers up” while the clock runs down.

Toronto Star