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Two soldiers are tasked with deciding the fate of a terrorist with a single push of a button. As the action plays out in real time, their window to use a deadly military drone on the target slowly closes. With time running out, the soldiers begin to question what the real motives are behind the ordered lethal attack.(c) Phase 4

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Matt O'Leary
as Jack Bowles
Eloise Mumford
as Sue Lawson
Whip Hubley
as Colonel Wallace
William Russ
as General Lawson
Manny Montana
as Tim Verducci
Treasure Mallory
as Aisha Jackson
Mae Aswell
as Sandura
Jacob Wysocki
as Big Jake
Nirashee Munshi
as Mahmoud's Wife
Fahim Fazli
as Mahmoud's Brother
Vivan Dugré
as Major Garcia
Nicolette Gani
as Mahmoud's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for Drones

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

  • A middling real-time thriller that chronicles a fictive crisis for two Air Force personnel, who find themselves at loggerheads when they spot an apparent terrorist thousands of miles away on surveillance video.

    Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • Drones is the equivalent of an issue-driven movie about the NSA featuring agents who feel really creepy about spying on people. That's not the problem.

    Jun 26, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • While Rick Rosenthal's Drones has the balls to attack the issue head on, the lack of nuance in tackling a complex issue undermines his efforts and that of a game cast.

    Jun 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Drones is in constant combat against itself, poorly balancing searing commentary on excessive drone use and rampant stupidity.

    Jun 26, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • When horror movies and history meet. And with a disturbing and discomforting persistent dread, Drones is in no way standard entertainment, nor should it be. Or as Dirty Wars doc director Jeremy Scahill solemnly observed, 'You can't surrender to a drone.'

    Jun 25, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Taut, tense indie thriller that hurls humanity and morality against the disconnected video game style violence of drone warfare

    Jun 24, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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