Good Kill

Good Kill

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA, and the stakes are raised, Egan's nerves, and his relationship with his wife begin to unravel. Revealing the psychological toll drone pilots endure as they are forced to witness the aftermath of their fight against insurgents.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, ©2014.
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (102 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, video, rda
video file, DVD, rda
Alternative Title: Drones [dvd]


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Jan 27, 2020

Found this movie dull and boring. Kept waiting for something to happen besides watching Ethan Hawke struggle with his inner conflict. Nothing does.

Dec 10, 2018

This was a good movie, shows what is going on with the new warfare using drones. A lot of talk and the way the producer tried to make it interesting was to fill the script with cuss words which does not bother me. To me it was obvious they were filler works to make sure the viewer knew this was no game. While watching the movie I reflected back 4 or 5 years ago when I was on a trip to Arizona and joined some guys golfing and one was a National Guardsmen who was on active duty. The guy I shared a golf cart with told me what his friend did was classified and he cannot tell anyone what he does, but he sits in a room and flies drones.

Oct 26, 2018

The two stars are for the revelations found here about the "other side" of President Obama's Drone Wars. And what a dismal, quietly desperate side it is, coming--believe it or not--a short drive from the Las Vegas "strip."

So, while I found the move revealing, I also found it depressing in the extreme.

Be forewarned: Despite the title of the movie, this is NOT a military "action" movie. Arguably, it's not even entertainment. In fact, it'd be more palatable as a documentary, with interview clips substituting for dramatic dialogue. Then I would have felt "Informed" instead of depressed.

May 03, 2017

The nauseating American policy of assassination by drone receives the serious critical appraisal it warrants. It features Ethan Hawke and Canada's Bruce Greenwood.

Jun 28, 2016

An eye opener to today's modern warfare. Also a story about the trauma that may take its toll on operators of drone strikes, where civilian casualties
often carry the least weight in an operation. So the theme is depressing in some way. Otherwise, this is a slow but fact-based film.

Jun 25, 2016

Every American should see this film. Most won't because they are blithely ignorant consumerist zombies under the spell of the lying, bloodthirsty Democratic elites and the lying, bloodthirsty Republican elites and their enablers in the media.

Jun 04, 2016

Too much unnecessary foul language, so we shut it down after a few minutes. Such script may be more realistic, but not necessary in entertainment for our population of all ages.

May 02, 2016

Modern warfare at it's "most disassociated". Good precursor to "Eye In The Sky"

Mar 30, 2016

Really a good film on the new type of warfare used against enemy combatants. Pilots who don't even leave U.S. soil to launch an everyday air campaign of destruction. Even when you're the good guy sometimes you're not so good.

Feb 01, 2016

Ethan Hawke plays a drone pilot killing people in faraway countries. Is it really OK to kill targets when they may just be civilians, women, and children? According to military rank, if given an order to kill, you must kill. But didn’t Allied Courts at Nuremburg execute government officials who said they were just following orders? Collateral damage (killing innocents, oh what a euphemism!) will seem OK to authoritarian personalities, but persons with a conscience will likely have difficulties.

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Jun 25, 2016

"Police officer: 'Hey Major. How is the war on terror going?'

"Major Egan: 'Kind of like your war on drugs.' "

Dec 27, 2015

They kill us and we kill them. I mean, does anybody here think for a solitary second that if we stop killing them, they're gonna stop killing us? It's a vicious cycle, it doesn't matter who made it vicious.
- What's the body count?
- I count six, sir. But good luck figuring out which bits go in what casket.
Ladies and gentlemen, the aircraft you're looking at is not the future of war. It is the here and fxxking now. Any time of day or night, there are dozens of these things in the sky above our theaters of operation. And most are currently working in the Garden of Eden they call Afghanistan. Where they're starting to think it's their new national bird. ... "It's not the air force, it's the chair-force," "waging a Wii war."
I mean, when I was 24, burn-out hadn't been invented yet.
I got food in my fridge older than most of you.

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