Eye in the Sky

Lists: Drama, Thriller, War

Brief Synopsis: "A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone."

Overall Ranking: 795 (Rank from 2016: # 30)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 28.57%
Regular 71.43%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Darren of Movie Reviews 10188
David Baruffi88(full review)
Minnesota Man80 - A taut drama for discerning adults.
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Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - For his part as Lieutenant General Frank Benson, Rickman makes the politics of this story as savory and entertaining as the situation unfolding on the ground. In his final lead role, he's the Alan Rickman we know and love stealing one scene after another with one of the film’s most intriguing characters.
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Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch70 - For something that wants to be a relevant and topical film, it sure uses sci-fi like technology to push its story along.

People Involved

  • Helen Mirren (Colonel Katherine Powell)
  • Aaron Paul (Steve Watts)
  • Alan Rickman (Lieutenant General Frank Benson)
  • Iain Glen (Foreign Secretary James Willett)
  • Barkhad Abdi (Jama Farah)
  • Phoebe Fox (Carrie Gershon)
  • Kim Engelbrecht (Lucy Galvez)
  • Jeremy Northam (Brian Woodale)
  • Meganne Young (Lizzy)
  • Carl Beukes (Sergeant Mike Gleeson)
  • Monica Dolan (Angela Northman)
  • James Alexander (Image Analyst)
  • Armand Aucamp (Airman)
  • Babou Ceesay (Sergeant Mushtaq Saddiq)
  • Francis Chouler (Jack Cleary)
  • Kenneth Fok (Chris Lee)
  • Daniel Fox (Tom Bellamy)
  • Olga Gainullina ()
  • John Heffernan (Major Harold Webb)
  • Graham Hopkins (Nigel Adler)
  • Jessica Jones (Kate Barnes)
  • Tyrone Keogh (Sammy)
  • Lex King (Susan Helen Danford)
  • Kate Liquorish (Female Corporal)
  • Richard McCabe (Attorney General George Matherson)
  • Zak Rowlands (Karl Moore)
  • Julian Stone (Voice Actor)
  • Luke Tyler (Robert Powell)
  • Aisha Takow (Alia MoAllim)
  • Ebby Weyime (Damisi)
  • Mondé Sibisi (Muhammad Abdisalaam)
  • Gavin Hood (Lt. Colonel Ed Walsh)
  • Michael OKeefe (Ken Stanizke)
  • Gavin Hood (Director)