Tense, timely, and informative ethics study of the American use of drone strikes in the Middle East examines the morality of the issue by focusing on those who “pilot” the pilotless planes from planeless cockpits 11,000 kilometers away in Las Vegas. Notably one Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke in top form), a veteran fighter pilot who finds it increasingly difficult to ignore his conscience and continue to play what amounts to a lethal video game. Then the CIA starts giving the increasingly ruthless orders and things come to an emotional head. Also Zoe Kravitz (electric) and a January Jones (not). Japanese title: Drone of War. (102 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.