Sunday, April 19, 2015

Good Kill is small story set in a big world

5 second plot: Tom is an F16 fighter pilot who is now operating drones. He blows away Taliban fighters from his air-conditioned container one hour and goes home to barbecue the next. He is struggling really hard and he's not doing very well at trying to be a normal husband and father. And then things get worse when his unit has to take out targets for the CIA.

5 second review: It's a very personal story about a good guy who is forced to do things he doesn't want to do. But this small personal story is set in a big scale wake-up call. Ethan Hawke does an amazing job balancing on the edge of (not) flipping out and January Jones is great as his patient wife.

IMDb score: 6,3/10
Our score: 7/10