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Good Kill (2014)

R | | Drama, Thriller, War | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fatima El Bahraouy ... The Woman (as Fatima El Bahraquy)
El Khttabi Abdelouahab ... The Boy
... Major Thomas Egan
... Lt. Colonel Jack Johns
... M.I.C. Joseph Zimmer
Ryan Montano ... Airman Roy Carlos
... Capt. Ed Christie
... Billy
Zion Rain Leyba ... Travis Egan
... Molly Egan
... Jesse Egan
... Danny
... Airman Vera Suarez
Ross Shaw ... Lt. Drier
Chakir Faiz ... The Man
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A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he's killing? Is he fighting a war without end. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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If you never face your enemy, how can you face yourself.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for violent content including a rape, language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,005, 26 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$316,842, 28 June 2015
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The name tag A1C Saurez gives Major Egan has her rank engraved on it. Air Force blue name tags do not have rank engraved on them. The nametag also had a stick pin type attachment on the rear. Air Force name tags have two pins with push on retainers, commonly referred to as "frogs". See more »

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At the funeral of the Taliban commander, the men are aligned in a L-shape. In islam they should stand behind the imam, funeral in front all of them, and all face Mecca. See more »

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Jack Johns: Fly and Fry.
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Written by Elliott Hammond, Michael Tramonte, Simon McConnell and Alexander Markwell
Performed by The Delta Riggs
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Definitely very moving, not a typical war drama
17 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Ethan's acting is probably the biggest deterrent for me in this movie, but luckily the cheesiness doesn't last more than the first half. Silly things like his leather jacket to help him stand out amongst his peers in the desert sun at mid day. The movie is so well directed though, and the script is paced superbly. The dialog and character development keep you inside the head without having to narrate or explain anything overtly to the viewer so it really provokes thought in an organic way.

Supporting actors are very well integrated. Overall a terrific movie. I give it an 8 but at times it would be +/- 1 from beginning to end (7 to start, 9 at the end).

Very highly recommended if you're in the mood for something cerebral and heartfelt. I'd compare it to Requiem for a Dream, Rebound or Paid in Full in that respect.


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