General Information

Glossary: G
Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 104 minutes
Genre: Thriller
Directors: Andrew Niccol
Writers: Andrew Niccol
Casts: Dylan Kenin, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, Jake Abel, Ethan Hawke, Peter Coyote, Kevin Wiggins, Colin Jones, Kristen Rakes, Alma Sisneros, Michael Sheets, Fatima El Bahraquy, El Khttabi Abdelouahab, Ryan Montano, Stafford Douglas, Zion Rain Leyba, Sachie Capitani, Ross Shaw
IMDB: Good Kill (2014)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 6.4


Variety - Guy Lodge
Just as Niccol’s narrative structure is at once fraught and immaculate in its escalation of ideas and character friction, so his arguments remain ever-so-slightly oblique despite the tidiness of their presentation.
Empire - Unnamed
It’s "Top Gun" with gamer’s thumb. Ethan Hawke shines in a complex, satisfying character study turned combat thriller.
Hitfix - Drew McWeeny
Niccol is working in a very stripped down and direct mode, and I think overall, it works. Good Kill is unsettling, and the entire cast does spare, unsentimental work.
The Hollywood Reporter - David Rooney
Niccol weighs the human toll on both aggressor and target with intelligence and compassion, while questioning whether technological warfare is inevitably destined to be an unending cycle.
The Playlist - Jessica Kiang
Niccol’s film takes a somber, nuanced and compelling look at the War on Terror as it is waged by U.S. drone pilots, right up until a final five minutes that, in a shower of pat resolutions and conclusions, delivers something of a surgical strike on the its credibility.

Good Kill (2014)

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns to get back in the cockpit of a real plane and becomes increasingly troubled by the collateral damage he causes each time he pushes a button, Egan’s nerves—and his relationship with his wife—begin to unravel.