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Eye in the Sky (2015)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Faisa Hassan ...
Fatima Mo'Allim
Aisha Takow ...
Alia Mo'Allim
Armaan Haggio ...
Musa Mo'Allim
Bob Chappell ...
Simon Powell
Alex Gallafent ...
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


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 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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The commander is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to strike is up in the air. See more »


Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemigo invisible  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$18,700,837 (USA) (15 July 2016)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barkhad Abdi dropped out of "Trainwreck" (2015) in favor of this film. See more »


When the Pearl Harbor base is shown, two F-14 Tomcats fly past. The F-14 is out of service as of 2006. See more »


Lt. General Frank Benson: Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.
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Crazy Credits

In loving memory of Alan Rickman. See more »


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


Nude Dancing
Written by G. Previtera / Paul Hepker (as P. Hepker)
Performed by Zelig
Featuring Abashante
Courtesy of Kekila Music
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Good Movie
12 June 2016 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

Unlike Good Kill, which is more focused on a drone pilot's life this movie is focused on a military joint operation between UK, US and Kenyan Forces against Al Shabab terrorists.

This movie is about ethical conundrum of drone attacks and killing innocent people in the process.

It's an intense film well acted and it really reflects how difficult it gets to give clearance for an attack when an innocent life gets in close proximity to a target.

There is a conflict between human ethics and achieving military objective.

Can 1 innocent life be sacrificed in order to save many? That's the question on which the whole movie revolves around.

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