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A very effective and intense political thriller.Solid performances especially from Mirren and Paul.
My husband loves military movies, but even this one pulled me in. Showed the different considerations and moral dilemmas of these types of military decisions, and who is involved. Great acting by all... Read more I thought and had me on the edge of my seat for most of the movie. Really interesting seeing the different types of technology which could be involved.
Didn't seem to have much originality to the screenplay - its familiar ground. I don't know why you need the talents of Mirren and Rickman (and others) for this kind of stuff.
My husband watched this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not my kind of movie, but watched a bit here and there. The acting and actors looked amazing, the story a moral dilemma. An edge of the seat movie.
A really good movie and so well acted. Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman are outstanding.
The military are still a bunch of heartless a-holes that just kill with the bravery of being out of range. But, taking a step back this movie does pull in the thought process of lots of different sides... Read more of decision makers and the reality that someone playing ping pong on the other side of the world has the power to kill or save a human being. Not a great movie, but a good movie.
Because I am not one who likes a lot of military movies, I hired this somewhat reluctantly and put off watching it. Now that I have seen it, I may just need to go and buy my own copy. What an incredible... Read more movie! It kept me on the edge of my seat, sometimes almost holding my breath waiting to see what would happen next. And I loved the fact that there was very little offensive language and no sexual content. Just goes to show, you don't need all that junk to make a quality movie. As for Helen Mirren - well she was perfectly cast as the stone faced, staunch Colonel, with the responsibility of dealing with the threat at hand. As with most of her movies, she could not be faulted in this one.
Beautifully executed movie with a great cast.It kept me on the edge of my seat. Not every movie has a happy ending but this movie shows the heartbreak of war for innocent citizens as well as the ones... Read more 'pushing the button' on the 'frontline'.I highly recommend it.
Well made (and emotionally manipulative) film about how modern politics can interfere with basic military action. Both interesting and irritating to watch the politicians avoid making decisions because... Read more they're worrying about how things will appear on social media. Good script with excellent actors.
Wasn't too sure on hiring this but ended up as the best film I've seen all year. recommended