Patriots Day

Review: Patriots Day

04 Feb 17

Patriots Day

Peter Berg's Patriots Day is based on the 2013 Boston Marathon and the aftermath. Berg is like the smarter Michael Bay that makes decent films. It has a great ensemble cast. I liked Mark Wahlberg's performance. John Goodman raging out is a thing of beauty, and J.K. Simmons, what a badass. They're some of my favourite actors. Peter Berg shows that's he's an excellent action director. The gunplay and explosions are fantastic. When sh*t goes down, it's intense. But Patriots Day isn't really an action movie. It's more of a dramatic thriller like Zero Dark Thirty. I enjoyed this more than Deepwater Horizon but not as much as Lone Survivor. Grade: B-
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