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'Eye in the Sky' review: Helen Mirren's colonel must choose between military and morals

'Eye in the Sky' review: Helen Mirren's colonel must choose between military and morals

Omniscient high-definition views from above have done nothing to penetrate the fog of war in Gavin Hood's drone drama "Eye in the Sky."

It's a lean, Lumet-like thriller that puts the moral calculus of drone warfare in its crosshairs. Playing out compellingly in real time, a strike against Somali terrorists in Nairobi is plotted by the hawkish, U.K.-based Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), whose operation involves pilots, politicians and military command in various digitally linked remote locations, from the boardroom to the toilet.

Drones have begun to reshape the war movie, and will doubtless continue to proliferate on our screens just as they have over Middle...

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