Patriots Day Movie Review
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by:Renuka Vyavahare Site: TimesofIndia
You’ll like this film for the same reason that you admired Ram Madhvani’s ‘Neerja’ last year. Peter Berg’s compelling and empathetic storytelling makes you feel a part of the crisis instead of being a spectator.What also stands out is the impeccable casting. The convict – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose controversial Rolling Stones cover (August 2013) made headlines, is perfectly enacted by actor Alex Wolff. We wish the film would have been a tad crisper in the second half though. Intense and thoughtful, the film salutes those who show extraordinary courage and resilience in the face of terror.
Rating :- 3/5 Reviewed by:Mihir Fadnavis Site: Firstpost
There are some obvious contrivances to the story of Patriot’s Day to make things more emotional, particularly the dynamic between Tommy and his wife to keep the audiences engaged with these ‘everyman’ style people whom everyone can relate to in times of stress. Wahlberg himself is kind of dull, repeating the same shtick he did in Deepwater Horizon – a cocktail of resilience, gentleness and a penchant for going against the grain to save lives. The repetitive acting pattern makes it clear that it’s time for Berg to divorce himself from Wahlberg if he intends to keep making good films.
Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by:economictimes Site: Economictimes
What keeps the heart ticking in this true life representation of a terror attack is the sincerity of purpose, punctuated by the finale when we see all the true life heroes of Boston, some of them with limbs lost but infinite wisdom gained, telling us that in the final reckoning, it is love that conquers hatred. This may be hard to believe, given the present-day reality. But it’s an ideal we don’t mind encountering in our movies. ‘Patriots Day’ does not fill our hearts with a surge.
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