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Good Kill Reviews

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May 10, 2019
With more stereotypes than you can shake a joystick at, Good Kill reduces an important debate to a cliché-ridden mess. You'll die of boredom before it hits its target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2019
It's an excellent depiction of modern warfare, a direct, dispassionate way of disposing of threats; yet its cold efficiency is remarkably chilling.
October 11, 2017
It asks different questions about the kinds of stress we put the men and women in our military to, and they are questions that need to be asked, even if you might not like the answers you arrive at.
September 20, 2017
Hawke, in particular, delivers a powerful and nuanced portrayal of a patriotic soldier who knows what he does is morally wrong yet realises it is to serve a greater good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2017
This is a step in the right direction for [Andrew] Niccol.
June 27, 2017
What a plethora of good lines there are. The movie can be accused of being dialogue heavy... But Niccol's literate script easily carries the film over its more cramped aspects.
June 23, 2017
Good Kill ends up being a ponderous slog, a film that wants to be a conversation-starter but doesn't introduce any new or interesting entry points into that conversation.
September 21, 2016
You know when you see a movie, and you don't hate it, but you don't love it, either?
June 16, 2016
This isn't science fiction-it claims to be "based on actual events"-but it feels like it, with its sealed, space capsule-like remote cockpits and disconnection from the field of battle...
June 1, 2016
Ethan Hawke has become a better actor with time and his work with Noccol is probably some of his best. [Full review in Spanish]
April 11, 2016
Like many a previous Niccol work, Good Kill is a human drama about a man hurled into a technological future no one could anticipate: a world in which we humans have come up with yet another ingenious way to torment ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5 of 5
April 6, 2016
The film quickly loses its way and, after the initial engagement, things simply trail off, and the film doesn't deliver the strong climax it promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2016
Niccol's aim is single-minded and relentless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 2, 2016
Remote, relentless and lacking the human touch. That's a description of drones that could also be applied to this Ethan Hawke movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2016
A mostly engrossing meditation on the bravery of being out of range.
January 2, 2016
The framework provides scope for some strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2015
Hawke gives a terrific performance as the disintegrating hero... and Bruce Greenwood is perfectly cast as his weary commanding officer, but they can't quite rise above the movie's mission statement.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2015
A good script that unfolds into a controversial subject with a great performance by Ethan Hawke. [Full review in Spanish]
November 12, 2015
The movie makes us reflect. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 7, 2015
This thoughtful drama presents real and legitimate questions about drone strikes and smartly lets the audience make their own decisions on these issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
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