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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky is a movie starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Alan Rickman. Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the...

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Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
War, Drama, Thriller
Gavin Hood
Guy Hibbert
Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi
Canada, UK
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Grace E.

Taking a year off from the movies and a lot of time to reflect, I re-watched this movie for the first time in a while. If I had to describe it as a "remake", I would use that word. While the original was bleak and tragic, this is much more positive. Part of the reason for the change was that the original movie was much better, as a great job of editing and cinematography. I do think that having "Robert Redford" as a hero in this film may have been a good choice. It allowed for a more mature feel to the film. I thought the black and white photography was beautiful and it gave the film a very realistic and at times creepy feel. I also think that it was refreshing to see a British movie with characters from all different ethnicities and cultures. It would be impossible to tell in the US to have different ethnicities in the same movie. I also think that a lot of the symbolism in the film could have been left out and it could have had an average rating of 3 or 4. I give this movie 8/10.

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Willie A.

I'm not sure I've ever seen an American film that's had so much negative press since it came out. The director of the film is Jeff Wadlow, who directed the 1978 French film "Memoirs of a Geisha". I haven't seen a film since that year, and am still trying to figure out why. The movie begins when an American girl is getting ready to attend a Japanese dance, and finds her phone number on the package. Her attention is immediately grabbed, so she goes to call her and the phone rings, the woman on the other end is quite playful and says she's waiting for her. Of course the girl doesn't believe her, so she hangs up. Now she's being stalked by a man who doesn't care that the woman is Japanese, he doesn't even bother with the fact that she is an American. Even though she tries to act like she's going to warn her, she's not saying anything. He's saying all sorts of nasty things about her and they're all going on in the background. When he finally sees the girl, he says "You look like the one from yesterday." The woman says "What do you mean?" He says "That beautiful Japanese girl from yesterday." She says "She's gone, I didn't even see her last night." He says "I'm sorry, but that's not true." She says "That's because I never saw her." The guy says "Why do you lie to me?" She says "Because you've been lying to me." He says "That's not true." She says "I've been telling you the truth." They seem to be falling for each other, but they're not really getting closer. When she returns home, she notices that his house is empty, and she thinks she's been assaulted. She feels like she's been assaulted, she feels like she's been stalked, but she's not sure. Eventually she says "I have no idea what happened to you," and he says "No, no, it's nothing. I just had a good day." He says "I'm sorry." She says "No, no, don't say anything to me." He says "It's okay, I guess you're kind of stubborn." She says "I don't want to talk to you anymore." He says "You're a little difficult to get to know, but I'm not going to change my mind. I'll be happy to talk to you." He tells her he can't talk to her, because it would be a waste of time, but then he tells her that there's nothing he can do to help her. It's then that he tells her the story of the American girl who was murdered in Japan, and tells her that it's the story of the American girl who died in the crossfire of the Nazi's in World War II. The story is quite gruesome, and it's enough to make one wonder what exactly this man wants, and what exactly is the nature of his feelings for the woman in the film. Although the film is a typical French exploitation film, it's also very original. One of the scenes involves a woman being raped, and I thought that was pretty realistic. There are some gruesome scenes in the film, but they're not very graphic. The only gore that we get to see is some things we can see in real life. We also get to see some of the street scenes, and this is certainly not in a Hollywood fashion. The movie is quite violent, it's quite realistic, and it's sad, it's depressing. I don't think there's any way anyone could enjoy this film, but it is quite disturbing. The movie is disturbing

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I enjoyed this movie, it was interesting, well shot, very well acted and true to the real thing. The main character was the main character, and he did a very good job with the role, which is rarely given to actors of his caliber. Well worth seeing.

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Christopher M.

The film is at least a little more than two hours long, and very few scenes are longer than that. I am not a huge fan of Meryl Streep's acting skills, but she did a good job here. The film was very well made, and overall, a very good film. I liked the acting by the main character, so it was worth watching. Some scenes were too long, but it made for an interesting film. I think the film was released at the right time, because people are talking about it now. I think most people will like this film. This is one that everyone should see, and if you aren't in the mood for a film with some action, you should probably watch something else. I give this film an 8. I think you should see it.

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Margaret D.

At first, I thought this movie was a bad remake of the old one. But, I was wrong. The original was an incredibly gripping story with a great cast, with a great way to tell the story. I think this movie, with no action scenes, but with a great way to tell the story, made this movie a masterpiece of cinema. The original was a little bit boring, but this one is extremely entertaining, with many different parts of the movie which are simply amazing. It's a must see. I'm sure, you will find something you enjoy from this movie. This movie will be remembered by many, as the film which made us feel like a "hero" in World War II. My vote of 8, is because of the lack of action scenes. But, if you don't mind a little bit of a dull movie, then you'll surely enjoy this movie. This movie will be remembered, in the next decades, as a masterpiece of the genre.

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Debra P.

I watched this movie and was really impressed. I think a lot of people got lost in the 2 hours it took for them to get ready for their next trip to the movies. This movie was extremely well done. It's intense and almost made you feel like you were in the army. The acting was great and the dialog was engaging. I think you can really tell the actors were really invested in this story. I found this movie to be a little on the long side and the plot was predictable. It was a little bit boring but I think that was a good thing. The soundtrack was really good. I really liked the theme song. It was very inspiring and had some good lyrics. It was really beautiful and very appropriate for the movie. The special effects were extremely well done. I thought the alien makeup and the different sets were great. I would have liked to have seen more effects and more practical effects. It's a shame the effects are made only to be used in the trailer and not in the movie. I think this movie should have been a good and underrated film. Overall, a well made and very good movie.

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James M.

If you enjoy dark, realistic films with a lot of character development and a theme of war, and/or if you enjoy "moral dilemmas" as a starting point, then this is a film you should watch. It is not as fast-paced as "Aliens", and that's what the title implies. It is similar in tone to "The White Helmets" - two sides in a war, but it's about the war between two different ideologies and goals. This film shows how, if you don't want to participate, you should stop the violence in Syria and see the effects on the victims and survivors. It shows how little things like water and food are rationed in Aleppo, and how bad the situation is. The film also shows how the damage to Syria is more severe than that of Syria itself. It is also about the impacts of war on children. It is about the dehumanizing effect of war, and how the future is mostly lost because of it. It is also about the devastation that war will leave in its wake. The film is also about the morals of war, and the fact that our actions in war create our own moral consequences. It is about the lessons that we learn from war, and how the effects of war impact those that come after us. In conclusion, if you are looking for a film with a strong moral message, then this is the film for you.

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I saw this movie at the Art Cinema in Rotterdam. I have to say, it was awesome. It was so amazingly filmed, the graphics were absolutely amazing. It also has the most fantastic soundtrack ever created. I don't understand the bad reviews on IMDb, that is why I gave it 8/10. The bad reviews were only coming from those who have not seen the movie yet. This is a masterpiece, that is just amazing.

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I watched this movie with my mother and I must say she had the best view of this film. I've read a lot of negative reviews of this film. Some say it was boring, that it was boring. They complain that there was no action. These people should just shut the hell up! It's a war movie. One thing I thought was very interesting was the fact that in order to send a radio signal to the military base in Sweden, they had to use the same military radio frequency as the radio used by the Nazis in World War II. The whole plot of the movie is the fact that one of the factions that have been fighting against the Nazis has received an aircraft signal and wants to use it. So the main character goes and gets the signal from the Swedish military base in a German fighter plane. Now let's just say that the plot was a bit confusing. However, the plot was very important for this movie because it showed that the Swedes aren't naive about the situation in the Middle East. I also think that the music was very important. It made me feel like I was in the movie. The music made me feel like I was in a war zone. It also made me feel like the movie was telling me a lot about war and soldiers and their emotions. I think that the music and the actors did a great job. If you want to have a good movie and don't want to waste your money, you should watch this movie.

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I'm not sure what I feel about this movie. At first I thought it was going to be a big movie but as I watched it, I found it to be more of a drama. Afterall, the reason why they made this movie was to show the emotions of soldiers when they got killed in war. It was nice to see a movie that was more about showing the emotion of soldiers. The acting was good by everyone, especially Dredd. As for the music, I liked it but I didn't think it was as good as the music in "Zero Dark Thirty". Overall, I thought it was a good movie. This movie is for people who like "The Hurt Locker", "Pearl Harbor", "The Hurt Locker", "Traffic" and "Zero Dark Thirty". My rating is 8/10.

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Juan B.

There are quite a few movies in the last 10 years that were quite a bit better than the rest. The Honor Code (2003) and its follow-up Rise of the Footsoldier (2004) are two of those. They have the highest percentage of people on the planet that did not vote for the nominees and nominations, which is actually a good thing. The movie is about John Maguire, a veteran helicopter pilot, who ends up being assigned to fly the mission that the others are ordered to fly. The mission is to knock out a Bosnian nuclear power plant with a low-altitude nuclear missile. Now, this mission is simple. They're supposed to pull the mission off, but something goes wrong. We don't know what, but it's important that the movie does not tell us. The most important thing is that the movie does not show us how it goes. This is where the mystery comes in. And the mystery is one of the most important aspects of a movie. If the mystery is not great, the movie is a failure. It takes away from the mystery. If the mystery is a little too predictable, then the movie loses its mystery. As for the rest of the movie, it's worth seeing. It's quite entertaining, and it was very well written. The cast is good. The special effects are great. The movie is just the way I like it. I would watch this movie again.

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I am from the UK, and as many have pointed out, have seen a lot of war movies. The thing I can say from a point of view as an American is that, for a good part of this film, it was very well done. The acting was excellent, the drama was real and convincing, and the premise was good. On a personal note, I found the idea of 'art' very fascinating. It was one thing to see a movie about a brave bombing raid to protect a Canadian city, and quite another to watch a movie about a brave bombing raid to protect a French city. I loved that idea, and I found the idea quite an interesting one. As a British person living in France, I found it quite intriguing. I think I would find the movie quite entertaining, although I cannot remember the title of the film anywhere. Maybe, the only thing that I can say is, I do not like war movies much. I do not like the idea of people dying for war, because I do not know enough about wars to understand why they are being fought. I believe that a movie about people dying for war should have a war aspect in it, but I can not say if the title of the film ever mentioned that. For me, I found the movie to be good, it was a very good film, but I am not sure about the title. I would have to think it was a war movie, and I would have to say that it was a good war movie. I would recommend this movie, I do not understand why this movie has not been a big success, and I don't understand why, but I think that people would enjoy it. I think that it is a good film, but I am not sure about the title. I think it was a war movie, but I have never seen a war movie called 'Interstellar' and I don't think that that is a war movie either.

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This is the second of two movies from Steven C. Ross' Dark Side of the Moon, both of which were nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. This one is about a helicopter pilot (played by Christopher Walken, who also did an outstanding performance in the earlier movie) who goes missing in the Vietnam War, while the plane was escorting a field hospital convoy. The movie is very slow-paced, but when the story picks up, it becomes quite riveting and the action is gripping. It also has a rather unique plot, as Walken's character is so completely embedded in the lives of the people in his helicopter, that he does not appear as the pilot on the radar screen. Instead, he is a man who happens to be there. However, the movie is not without its flaws. Most notably, the climax of the movie is a bit implausible, as well as a few bits of it are a bit weak. However, this does not take away from the movie. Walken is very convincing as the mysterious and mysterious man in the helicopter, and it was very interesting to see him as this man in a new role. However, the movie did not focus enough on the action, which is another problem. In general, this is one of the better movies from Steven C. Ross. If you are a fan of drama or war movies, then this one is highly recommended.

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Jeremy C.

In this visually stunning film, shown in the a theater in Chicago, screenwriter/director Carlos Saura and cinematographer Christopher Doyle present us with a tale of grief, heartbreak, and loss, that hits us hard and yet manages to be quite touching. One of the most upsetting elements of this film is the struggle of the parents of the young boy, Johnnie Boy; a young man who seems to be the image of his father. Every single minute of this film is powerful. The film also provides us with insight into the lives of the WWII survivors, that is, how they endured such unimaginable pain and suffering. The opening scene, in which Johnnie Boy confesses to his mother that he has never felt alive, is one of the most powerful moments in film. The film ends with the emotions of the viewer jolting us, with the question of how we can ever truly heal from such a devastating loss. While the acting in this film is very good, director Saura's use of stunning cinematography and skillful editing makes the film an unforgettable experience.

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Sharon M.

I saw this film as a low-budget indie film, with some good camera shots and OK performances from the actors. I can't help but wonder if this was a real war film, with real military-like action. I don't really know, but I suspect that a lot of those in the audience who didn't think the war movies were all that bad were too young to have seen one before this film. It just goes to show that war movies have a lot to offer, but the majority of people don't realize how powerful they are. I don't know if this is supposed to be realistic, but it certainly has some accuracy to it, and it is certainly entertaining. I was expecting to see a lot more of George Clooney as a bad guy, and while I don't think he's bad, I think his acting is lacking in some of his scenes. The film is a lot more interested in drama than action, so it's easier to understand the political decisions behind the action of the film. The film seems to have a very low budget, and it's hard to say if this is the quality it was going for. There are some great performances from the main players, and I enjoyed the way this movie went on at a slower pace, but still kept the action going. One of my favorite aspects of this film is the use of realistic-looking slow motion, that really works. There are a few parts of the film that may be too slow-paced, but the pace is kept consistent for the whole film. The sound is extremely good. I don't have much to add to what others have said, except that I do think that this is a low-budget film that probably wouldn't have been able to stand up to a bigger budget, but for what it is, it works. The War Games is not a very well-known film, and it definitely isn't an Oscar contender, but it is an entertaining film, and it definitely does help to understand the conflict in the middle east.

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Bryan P.

I've always had great respect for James Cameron, he's a genius and is a legend to all that knows of cinema. This film was an excellent adaptation of Cameron's book. It does take a while to get to the action but when it does, it works extremely well. I just watched it again, so far, with my 7 yr old son (who is now 15 and very imaginative) and he liked it as much as I did. He and I were talking after the movie. He asked me how long the action was. I told him 10 minutes. He asked how long the rest was. I told him 2 hours. Then I told him about the whole ocean. He asked how long it took to get to the end and I said 30 minutes. He asked if it was even close. I said, not really, there was one action sequence that was just an extreme close up of people throwing debris at each other. So you know when I say the action is slow, it was still good. I don't think it would've been good if I had to wait until it was over to say it was good. This is a movie you have to watch multiple times to really appreciate it. A+

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Linda C.

A really well made movie about what is going on now in the Middle East. You see the other side of the story and it's important for you to see the other side of the story, which is the American side, which doesn't want to be in the Middle East, but the Iraqi people have to be. A lot of Americans who fought in the Middle East wanted to go back to the US, but they got pulled out. A lot of American troops just didn't want to be in that part of the world. The Iraqis wanted to go back. I wish I knew the names of the people who killed Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban and the people who were involved in this film.

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Joe Thompson

This movie was a good one. Had the feeling the film was just on the plane and could be being improvised during the film. There was an interesting twist towards the end. It was not confusing and the ending was pretty well thought out and the pacing was right. The acting was good but still a little bit lacking. The viewer will have to be patient with the film. There was an interesting scene in the movie about the 6th World War and some of the soldiers talking about what they missed. Overall this was a great movie. I liked the characters and had a good feeling about the film. The next one I will definitely see it. I was pleasantly surprised and it is not all about women being the object of men's desires, but a very realistic movie with a good story.

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Maria C.

This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat with your eyes glued to the screen. Don't let it sit too long. If you are a person who has yet to see this movie, and you haven't seen one yet, it's worth it to see it right now. I promise.

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Ann W.

I was not a fan of David Lean's 'Le Paradis' when it was released. A significant portion of the narrative was taken from 'Armageddon'. A comparison that was not a good one. I gave the movie a chance with 'Le Paradis' because I thought the idea of the movie being based on a book was interesting. I was not disappointed. The basic plot, while the same, is much more original than the other Lean film. I particularly enjoyed the attempt to portray a picture of war in a completely modern way. This gives the impression of the war in a way that is more realistic and less ridiculous than 'Armageddon'. The director took some liberties with the book. I admit that I was not familiar with the book so I could not go to the effort of understanding the actions of characters or locations. I would have liked to have been able to see what the characters did when they went over the top or overacted in one way or another. This was a pretty clever tactic that I enjoyed. On the other hand, the director did a good job of giving the viewer a feel for the tension in the environment. I also liked the fact that the tension was portrayed by the human reaction to the fear and violence that was escalating. I think that David Lean really got the hang of it and it took him some time to understand the idea of using this technique. All in all, the movie is a worthy effort. It is the kind of movie that requires a little attention, and if it is ever shown in schools then I recommend it as an example of what is possible.

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Larry King

I went to see this movie, thinking it would be a copycat of Saving Private Ryan. I was wrong. The plot of the movie was good. The scenes were well directed. The acting was excellent. I will add this to my list of favorite films. And not because I'm a fan of the film. I just felt it was a good movie to watch. One word for this movie was "WOW." This is a movie that I recommend to all. I would like to recommend it to everyone.

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I wasn't expecting to like this movie as much as I did. I read some negative reviews and was concerned about its poor reviews. But I'm glad I watched it and I love it. It's beautifully shot, excellent acting and the story is compelling. I was very worried how this would be received, but the poor reviews don't affect me. The acting is great from everyone. The story is well done and the photography is outstanding. I loved the landscapes and didn't think the end was predictable. It's a bit like "The Last Castle" with the political tension between Vietnam and the United States. I also liked the tension between Vietnam and China during the war and how they opposed each other. I like the movie. If you can, see it. It's certainly one of the better war movies I've seen.

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It's just about one hour and twenty minutes long, but the pacing is so good. We get good characters and good actors and the storyline is strong. It's not too long and it doesn't feel repetitive. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the ending felt rushed. But as a whole, I really enjoyed it. The acting was very good and the story was nice. 8/10.

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Janice B.

We have been watching movies for a long time and we had seen most of the original cast. All of the events were well done. We are watching the movie as we had imagined. We were so close to being there. We hope to be able to visit. We have seen so many books and plays about the war and we have seen many movies. And I have to say, this is the most realistic movie I have ever seen. I have not seen an action movie like this in a long time. It is so realistic, I could not believe it. We had many many times we would say, "they are not real", but we were just watching it on the big screen. We had no idea what was going to happen. The music really helped. We love the soundtrack. We have seen many scenes of the movie. We have seen the other movies they were in. We were very close to them. We are going to see it again. We loved it. We loved the ending.