Patriots Day

Patriots Day

Patriots Day

Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) and Oscar-winner JK Simmons (Whiplash) lead this true story drama based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Directed by Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon) with a score composed by Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network).

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Monaghan) this chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston.

2016Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb133 minsUSA
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An intense, jittery re-creation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the four-day manhunt that followed, "Patriots Day" is the movie CBS Films was put on this earth to produce.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

Balancing the perspectives of perpetrators, policemen and victims with wiry tension and tender human interest, it's not entirely the rah-rah flag-waving exercise the title promises.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Patriots Day" works so well on a dramatic level that my qualms were silenced almost entirely from the start.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The tension that slowly builds as the inevitable finally happens is brilliantly wrought, with the score - provided by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - proving a swelling drone which creeps up and peaks in all the right places.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Hits the marks it needs to, gets the broad strokes of the story right and never feels too exploitative, politicised or sensationalised.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Whether they are celebrated filmmakers or ordinary folks, tragedy can bring out the best in people, and "Patriots Day" is the latest example of both sides of the equation.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Like the heroic Bostonians it celebrates, civilians and law enforcement both, Peter Berg's Patriots Day gets the job done.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a very good film, when it should have been a great one.

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The disaster movie is one of the oldest film genres and has a special role in public information. This is especially true in the era of global terrorism. It’s a box-office judgement call how far a movie should go in embellishing the facts with dramatization rather than staying close to what really happened. The film Patriots Day (2016) made a high-risk call...

3.0
0

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...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An intense, jittery re-creation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the four-day manhunt that followed, "Patriots Day" is the movie CBS Films was put on this earth to produce.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Balancing the perspectives of perpetrators, policemen and victims with wiry tension and tender human interest, it's not entirely the rah-rah flag-waving exercise the title promises.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Patriots Day" works so well on a dramatic level that my qualms were silenced almost entirely from the start.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The tension that slowly builds as the inevitable finally happens is brilliantly wrought, with the score - provided by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - proving a swelling drone which creeps up and peaks in all the right places.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Hits the marks it needs to, gets the broad strokes of the story right and never feels too exploitative, politicised or sensationalised.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Whether they are celebrated filmmakers or ordinary folks, tragedy can bring out the best in people, and "Patriots Day" is the latest example of both sides of the equation.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Like the heroic Bostonians it celebrates, civilians and law enforcement both, Peter Berg's Patriots Day gets the job done.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a very good film, when it should have been a great one.

0

The disaster movie is one of the oldest film genres and has a special role in public information. This is especially true in the era of global terrorism. It’s a box-office judgement call how far a movie should go in embellishing the facts with dramatization rather than staying close to what really happened. The film Patriots Day (2016) made a high-risk...

3.0
0

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...

3.0
0