Eye In The Sky

New Release

Plot Summary

Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi, Eye in the Sky is a smart, politically charged thriller set on the cutting edge of contemporary drone warfare.

The film centres on Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren), a UK military intelligence officer in command of a top-secret operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. When Powell learns the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission, the operation escalates from “capture” to “kill.” American drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) is poised to engage when, suddenly, a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone. As the military’s man-on-the-ground risks everything to save the girl, the impossible decision of when to strike gets passed up the “kill chain” of politicians and lawyers as the seconds tick down.

With nuanced performances from a terrific ensemble cast, Eye in the Sky deftly explores the ethical conundrum of collateral damage; should one innocent life be sacrificed to save hundreds more? Moving at a heart-racing pace, Eye in the Sky takes us into a moral and political minefield, where every decision comes at a steep price.


Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi