Patriots Day

Patriots Day

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the terrorist manhunt that took place in the days following the attack.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate,, [2017]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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garycornell
Nov 18, 2017

I thought I knew all the details of the Boston Marathon bombing. Turns out I didn't know much at all and what I didn't know enthralled me. The heroism of the Boston Police Department is something to see. They had to work in such chaos and under the most difficult conditions. I won't ruin the movie for you. It simply will inspire you that our first responders are so dedicated!

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llenar52
Sep 30, 2017

I felt that Peter Berg, Director did a great job in this reenactment of the Boston bombings and the lives of the people involved. So sad this happened to so many innocent people. I thought this was worth the watch.

This a fairly straight-forward account of the bombings events. It's not rah-rah America. It's not propagandist. It's not xenophobic. That said, it starts out well and ends well but drags a fair bit in the middle. Some lead characters are developed well, others wasted (Kevin Bacon, for one). Uplifting ending without going into corny or schmaltzy territory. Boston Strong indeed.

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gurujr
Sep 20, 2017

Can't go wrong with Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg (director) combination. These guys are dedicated to getting the story right based on whatever facts they have in hand and molding it into a moving experience. Nicely done.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

i thought it would be super boring !!!! it wasn't !!!! interesting characters, well acted........ horrific violence

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duane767
Sep 05, 2017

Better than I thought it would be. I didn't realize the true story was as gripping as this and from the footage I don't think the filmmakers stretched the truth that much.

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PHAERTE1
Sep 01, 2017

Wahlberg is capable of better than this.

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MovieLover_47
Aug 09, 2017

Much better than I expected from a Mark Wahlberg picture. At times, he actually does a good job acting.
A well written script, good direction with good pacing. The story is never dull.
As usual J.K. Simmons is the most interesting guy to watch.
The recap at the end is one of the best features of the film.
Definitely not a waste of time.

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white_cobra_21
Jul 27, 2017

The first part of the movie - the lead up to marathon day is incredibly well done, showing the various people, what they are up and how they end up where they are on that fateful day. The rest of the movie is good, but I can't rate it great. The Mark Wahlberg character is a plot device, they combined the actions of many different officers into his character as the one person that connects all the different things that happened in those 4 days. Unfortunately, the movie suffers a bit for it, as they have to go through the effort to show Wahlberg getting to all these different places. I think it would have made for a better movie to have a three or four separate officers represent all these events, and have written the story to go back and forth between these events - I think movie goers are sophisticated enough to follow along. Three ways the movie shines the most: pacing, you never feel a dullness, nor should we!; putting the humanity in this tragedy, from the officers' peril to the real individuals harmed by this attack to the hateful and empty lives of the Muslim attackers; and finally the realness of events, Berg and the film-makers went to great pains to show reality, and not blow it out of proportion for Hollywood's sake - and it makes an indelible mark on how officers risked their lives to protect anyone else from being harmed by these radical Islamic terrorists. Overall, a good film, gave it three stars, but the short-comings kept me from rating it higher.

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HarmonyPeaceLove
Jul 14, 2017

I remember this tragic event we watched it on the news praying for Boston & that the cowards would be captured. Great movie for such a terrible event. Mark Wahlberg & the rest of the cast were great. It's so amazing how people can come together to help one another & defeat evil doers. "Boston Strong" ❤ The special features are wonderful to watch too, thankful for heroes who help out in their own way 

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jimg2000
May 25, 2017

This is our fxckin' city. And nobody gonna dictate our freedom.
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Stay strong! Two people took many days and weeks to plan out hate. But love responded in an instant. The bombs went off and wreaked incredible havoc, death, and destruction. But in that immediate instant afterward, people ran toward us. I first heard the term "Boston Strong" about two days into the investigation. And for me, it was emblematic of how tough the city and its residents can be.
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I'm a true patriot. I really do believe in America. And I think Boston Strong, it just shows that we're gonna stand up and defend ourselves. We're not gonna take it and be beaten down. We're not gonna bother you, but don't come at us because we're gonna come back at ya.
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When's the last time you saw crowds of people cheering the police on like that? That brought tears to my eyes. It really did. When we captured him, it was the best feeling in the world. .... It's almost like we just won the war.

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jimg2000
May 25, 2017

What a sham!

your husband is gone. Forever. Sweetheart, you are now a widow. And have deserted your daughter, who will grow up knowing her father was a monster. ... He didn't even kiss you before he left... did he? Katie, for the sake of your daughter... are there any more bombs?
-For a Muslim woman, marriage is a lilting dance of duality... strength and submission. Beautiful, selfless, rapturous love of two masters, the carnal and the divine. The life a Muslim woman lives is a dangerous and difficult one. If she does not submit to her husband, there is a spot reserved for her in Hell. Yes. My husband kissed me before he left, and he will kiss me again when I see him in Heaven.

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AMerr22
Oct 27, 2017

Violence: Some realistically graphic injury images.

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