Gavin Hood

Eye in the Sky


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.

#drama     #thriller     #war    



"Eye in the Sky" is the final live action role of the late Alan Rickman. We get to see him in this powerful political-war piece that will keep you invested in the story from the first minute. The story actually shows you the arguments from both sides, do we attack and risk collateral damage or do we let the enemy escape? This ended up being very compelling. All the acting performances are solid with not a single bad one to be seen. Having said that, I still wasnt fully entertained the entire way through even though I liked the story. I can't really put my finger around why this happened, I'm guessing the genre just isn't my cup of tea. I also couldnt relate to most of the characters since there was not enough room for a lot of character development in this fast paced story. Overall, If you like political based movies, you will most likely find enjoyment out of "Eye in the Sky".

#timekiller 2.5


When "Eye of the Sky" crossed my mind I was hooked the second I saw the trailer. I found the story extremely compelling and the acting performances were great, with Alan Rickman being my favorite. Besides, storywise I'm a big fan of political movies and war films. While "Eye in the Sky" is not your run of the mill action-packed leisure movie, it is immensely exciting nonetheless. If you are a fan of such films I'm 100% sure you will find enjoyment in "Eye in the Sky". However, if you don't like non-action-packed movies you might find yourself bored.

#exceptional 4.5


Gavin Hood presents us with “Eye in the Sky” and it is an amazing political-war-thriller starring Alan Rickman for the last time. For starters, the story was effective and very interesting, partly made possible by the great acting performances from the entire cast. Since “Eye in the Sky” is labeled as a war movie, besides it being a political one, you might expect a lot of action but the story mostly focuses on it's political aspect. Due to this some people won't enjoy it as much as others, but for others the dialogue will make up for the action. Lastly, we do feel the movie didn't give us enough time to relate to it's characters which for some viewers out there might be an issue, just pointing that out. Overall, if you enjoy controversially-themed political movies with a focus on dialog, this will be right up your alley, but if you're more into action packed films you might want to skip “Eye in the Sky”

#great 3.5