The documentary is about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new technology, the film reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare.
Tonje Hessen Schei
John Bellinger III
This is a voice of a sovereign state that had the fourth largest army in the war, suffered the greatest losses and was the only one to fight in the conflict from the first to the last day. ... See full summary »
Two Airmen are tasked with deciding the fate of a terrorist with a single push of a button. As the action plays out in real time, their window to use a deadly military drone on the target ... See full summary »
Neil (Sean Bean) is a private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity - without his wife or son knowing about his secret life and Neil wife is cheating with one of co -worker - until a whistle-blowing site exposes him to a deadly threat. Believing he is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui) tracks him down, leading to a harrowing confrontation.Written by
This movie premiered in Vancouver on Sean Bean's 58th birthday. April 17th 2017. See more »
I was taught the dead live on in three ways. Through their good deeds, through the charity other people give in their name and, most important, through the knowledge they leave behind in this world that benefits others.
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Heavy handed scripting and bad acting ruin a decent story
Sean Bean plays Neil, a military contractor. Unlike other contractors his contract involves flying drones from back home in the USA, not boots on the ground. He does his job, goes home and lives his life.
The legality and morality of drone warfare is a current hot topic, and is the core of this thriller. When Neil is introduced to Imir, with the intention of selling his recently deceased father's boat, all of that comes boiling out in some well played scenes.
Unfortunately, those scenes don't overwhelm some of the terribleness earlier on and later in the movie. The director and writer clearly had a message they wanted to say, and they say it with some of extremely heavy handed dialogue. These scenes potentially also lead to some of the bad performances of the actors, as in other, more intimate scenes, the acting can be decent.
The movie also throws in a couple like sideplots which don't really go anywhere. The movie wanted to show that everybody has secrets, but it doesn't really contribute to the main storyline, and wasn't needed.
The movie isn't horrible, and there were certainly times it was enjoyable, but the reverse is also true where there were points that were awful.
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