By Chris Nashawaty
May 15, 2015 at 07:24 PM EDT
Lorey Sebastian

Good Kill

B-
type
  • Movie
Genre

There’s an important movie to be made about the knotty moral dilemma of America’s 21st-century drone-warfare program, but Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill isn’t quite it. Ethan Hawke plays an Air Force pilot unhappily reassigned to “Chair Force” duty, where he rains death on individual Taliban targets from an air-conditioned kiosk 7,000 miles away in the Nevada desert. His new assignment as the CIA’s long-distance executioner doesn’t sit well with him and eventually rips apart his family (January Jones does what she can with a Betty Draper-ish wife role). Good Kill is well-intentioned, but the topic of joystick combat needs more nuanced treatment than it gets here. B–

Good Kill

2015 movie
type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • R
release date
  • 05/15/15
runtime
  • 103 minutes
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