Review : Good Kill

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“A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

Based on that synopsis alone, this would seem like a real generic one track kind of movie, however, it is not. What this movie really is, is a psychological thriller that takes you on the journey of a broken man who needs to hit rock bottom, before he can climb his way back up. It follows a Drone pilot played by Ethan Hawke who is finding it very hard to be as he says, “a pilot who doesn’t fly.” Then, if that wasn’t enough, he is drafted into flying missions for the CIA that really question his and his teams ethics. This leads us down a dramatic road full of twist and turns, and genuinely confronts the audience with moral questions that the movie leaves up to the audience to decide on after presenting for both sides of the argument. Everyone in this movie does a great job here also. Each character has a specific role to play in the narrative and they all hit their marks. Zoe Kravitz however, I have to give a special mention to, not only does she deliver one of the best single pick up lines I’ve ever heard or seen in my life, you really do feel for and connect with her character. All in all this movie is for people who like movies that don’t spell it all out for them, and challenges you a bit, if not, you are going to have problems with the pacing and not give this movie the attention it needs to be appreciated.

Review Score : 7.5 out of 10

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