Patriots Day review – gripping account of the Boston marathon bombings
Guardian (UK) - 12 months
The narrative pulse of this tense thriller about real-life events is strong enough to override Mark Wahlberg’s irritating heroics as a fictional cop It is easy to imagine an alternative universe in which there is an exciting film entitled Bowling Green, directed by Michael Bay. Ralph Fiennes gets to play a chuckling terrorist who detonates the gigantic bomb in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011, and then Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep play the liberal media nabobs who conspire with the Obama White House to cover it up, getting amnesia pills in the water supply, pulping newspapers, changing websites. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Baldwin and Scott Baio play three US Navy Seals whose wives were killed in the Bowling Green massacre; they accept a top secret terminate-with-extreme-prejudice mission – ’copter out to Kreplachistan where Fiennes is holed up in the Swedish embassy, having spent the host country’s entire UN aid budget on a state-of-the-art broadband connection for his internet porn. ...
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