Movies

VOD August 2017

Drone

Thriller
Available on VOD: 17 augustus 2017
Director: Jason Bourque
Cast: Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Martian), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, White House Down), Mary McCormack (The West Wing, K-Pax), Maxwell Haynes

Neil is a cog in the wheel of America's war on terror. A private drone operator, he spends his workdays flying covert missions for the CIA then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity. But Neil's juggling act of husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt when a whistle-blowing website reveals that he was at the controls of a number of deadly drone strikes. Believing Neil is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman has tracked him down. A harrowing confrontation takes place in Neil's house and it proves to be far more complex than a simple act of revenge.

Reviews
  • NYTimes.com: The movie opens with a bravura sequence set in Pakistan, and the script, by Mr. Bourque and Paul A. Birkett, worthily strives to balance sympathies between American interests and humans written off as collateral damage.
  • TheEntertainmentSection.com: Two sides in a conflict of war have been visited in film before, but unlike the subtle tension presented in Drone. This film rips open a heated topic and allows the audience to view through a different landscape, bringing the conflict home. It's a discussion that is uncomfortable, but with the changing landscapes of the way the world conducts war, it's one that needs to be addressed. This film is still very much enjoyable without the nosedive into diplomacy, but it's harder to ignore than others. Even with the lean towards demonstration, the unique way these locations are represented on film, and the impeccable talent from the leading men, Drone deserves to be seen.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Drone is a character study disguised as a thriller with two men on opposite sides of the tragedy that stages the inevitable collision.
  • Filmjournal.com:Though Drone comes wrapped in the trappings of a home-invasion thriller, it's less interested in ratcheting up the tension than scoring debate points about the moral implications of scrubbing the sweat and dirt from the act of killing.
  • Patch.com: Bean, McCormack and Sabongui meshing it all together with emotional shock and awe and knowing our secrets can be used as a weapon.
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