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  • Summary: 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. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    Jun 26, 2014
    70
    Drones is not exactly subtle, but it is a commendable attempt to dramatize a hot contemporary issue without resorting to clumsy didacticism or obvious political bias.
  2. 63
    Mumford and O’Leary get beyond the cardboard character “types” and make these people more interesting and conflicted than they first seem. And the claustrophobic milieu, just two people staring at long range video, punching buttons, maneuvering their Reaper and trying to make snap decisions that won’t haunt them, serve the movie well.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jun 25, 2014
    50
    Mumford and O’Leary struggle to make sense of their characters, but are stymied by a script that regards them primarily as mouthpieces for talking points that, again, aren’t even the points anyone’s using when talking about drone warfare.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Fragoso
    Jun 26, 2014
    40
    Topical as it may be, Drones consistently manages to undermine the points it presumes to be making.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Jul 1, 2014
    40
    Drones is a middling real-time thriller.
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