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Reviews: Good Kill (2015)

good_killReviews for this film from our members:

  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: although all the pieces form a tidy little puzzle, the end result has about as much impact as spending two hours assembling a picture out of colored cardboard.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A heart-rending drama about drone warfare that proves there never has been, and there never will, be “a good kill.”
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film’s visuals are its strongest selling point, overhead views of drone kills paralleled with similar shots of the Egan household imparting empathetic vulnerability.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
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  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Glenn Lovell @
    • Excerpt: doesn’t sugarcoat or attempt to justify drone warfare. It portrays it as cold-blooded and dispassionate, Big Brother as eyes-in-the-sky executioner.
  • Dan Lybarger @
    • Excerpt: Andrew Niccol’s latest, Good Kill, is his most realistic film to date, but it’s also even more surreal than the ones that preceded it. In examining how drone warfare has gone from science fiction to something that’s become eerily mundane, Niccol doesn’t have to strain himself to come up with something that’s appropriately uncomfortable and weird.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: Niccol’s style here is minimal, with no bells and whistles to distract from the stark issue. Hawke and Greenwood are excellent. The story only veers a little off its tracks to provide a bit of melodrama for an ending.
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: not unlike the pilots and their UAVs, there is a disconnect between the audience and those we see on screen, who are vehicles of delivery themselves…not carrying bombs, but instead hauling with them the thinly-veiled directives of the filmmakers.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: One has to give it credit for taking on a serious subject, even if it fumbles the attempt.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Hawke coasts through an undistinguished performance, but the real problem originates with Niccol’s unfocused screenplay.
Updated: September 10, 2015 — 8:52 pm
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