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Patriots Day (2016)

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The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

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Officer Outside Harrold’s Apartment
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On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65, 2 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,886,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,277,588
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Melissa Benoist first auditioned for the role of Jessica Kensy before being cast as Katherine Russell. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when the police apprehends Tsarnaev and take him out of the boat, the officer lifting him on his shoulder and slamming him down isn't the same that picks him up out of the boat and slams him down. The sequence is like this: FBI Agent - Boston PD SWAT - FBI Agent. See more »

Quotes

[David Ortiz is speaking to the crowd at Fenway Park after the second bomber is caught]
David Ortiz: This is our fucking city! And nobody is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong!
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Connections

Featured in Patriots Day: Researching the Day (2017) See more »

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Stand Up and Cheer
Written by John F. Burns
Performed by Ohio University Marching 110
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Over Rated!
20 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

There are certain types of movies that get a "free pass" and are automatically given good reviews because of the subject matter. Usually children's movies, religious movies, movies about gay or lesbians or any other controversial subjects, and movies about national tragedies. I find that this movie has received such good reviews from the critics because they are afraid to criticize it because they could be considered non-patriotic and it's not worth the hassle for them.

First off, there are a few good actors in this, but ones whom are not really getting the best leads anymore. They are just okay and do a good job in this flick, but my main issue is with the poor direction, editing and camera work. I believe that the director wanted to go with an independent film look. You know what I mean. It's where they have two or three small HD Digital hand-held cams filming at a shaky POV angle. Then edited into quick scene changes. It reminds me of the type of filming/editing of the old TV Show, Hill St Blues. Some people might find this artistic, but I just found it nauseating. They zoom in way too close to everything and everyone and pan far too quickly. The shots are way too tight and way too shaky. It has a "high school" project feel to it. I couldn't really considerate on the movie most of the time, because I was trying to figure out if they were actually recording with good quality smart phones or not.

I realize it is based on a true story and should get a "free pass", but I found it was very poorly done and it's like the director either just "phoned it in" or the director is simply a teenager who wants to break into the business with his first film and who is also the nephew of the top executive of a production company.


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