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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unlike in his previous collaborations with Peter Berg, Lone Survivor (2013) and Deepwater Horizon (2016), where he portrays a real person, Mark Walhberg's character in this film, Tommy Saunders, is actually a fictional character created for the film, and is a composite of many Boston cops who worked the marathon, and aided in the manhunt following the bombing. See more »
When the MIT police officer goes home at the start of the movie, his roommates are playing Call of Duty Black Ops 2 on Meltdown. He calls for his friend to "flank the barn", there is no "barn" on Meltdown. See more »
The emotions depicted in here communicates easily and effectively with the audience but the feature seems scattered into bits and pieces; that are engaging and nail biting, but in terms of a whole package, it isn't concrete as it appears. Peter Berg's execution skills helps sail it smoothly off to the shore, but the real culprit is the adapted screenplay that could have done better with some strict editing. There isn't a protagonist to follow in, hence it relies a lot upon different supporting cast like Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, Rachel Brosnan and John Goodman. Patriot's Day is an open love letter to all those real heroes and works like a charm on terms of factual information and accuracy but as far as drama is concerned, it required some more of it.
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