Patriots Day

Patriots Day

DVD - 2017
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The story of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath.
Publisher: Canada :, Distributed exclusively in Canada by Entertainment One,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (133 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
2.40:1 LB widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda

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geraldtsang
May 20, 2019

A good movie following true events I suppose. I highly recommend watching also the Special Features section - Boston Strong: True Stories of Courage in which the actual people involved were explaining what they saw and experienced during the Boston Marathon bombing incident.

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Twiggzette
Mar 21, 2019

Five stars for acting and suspense and continuity. Superbly spellbinding.

It has been a long time since I sat down with a DVD and watched an entire move without interruption from beginning to end in one continuous viewing. The last time I remember doing this was about 20 years ago when I first viewed "Shakespeare In Love". Normally, I get bored after a while and get up to take a break a few times.

I had seen this move once before on commercial TV, I liked it, but it had been "edited for content" and was interrupted by commercials, so I decided to give the unedited DVD a try. Absent moronic commercials and editing, this movie grabbed my by "mental throat" and held me, totally transfixed and drawn into the unfolding action. The plot progresses relentlessly with near-perfect continuity, the acting is superb and understated for the most part, and the musical score is equally understated and relentless in its support of the plot.

Most highly recommended for people who are into superbly crafted, directed, and acted movies. Only two caveats. There is a lot of graphic blood and gore so this is not recommended for children or even teenagers, and also not for people who are squeamish. Second, it is a bit hokey and overly patriotic at times for MY patriotic and Libertarian anti-authoritarian tastes (our Founding Fathers were both patriotic and mostly anti-authoritarian), and it also has occasional undercurrents of anti-Islamic xenophobia. Fortunately, these were sufficiently well-incorporated into the script that I could ignore them as being necessary to give us insight into the mindset of the characters acting on screen. Anyway, I see FAR worse xenophobia and hate speech every hour of every day on Fox Fascist Hate "News". So much for lesser people's highly insular "traditional values". Had to get my Libertarian jab in. We're living through Civil War II --- and we good guys will triumph again.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 22, 2019

Good movie about a true story

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burgessarthur
Dec 13, 2018

Peter Berg directed this high energy action packed Thriller, that's not only eventually terrifying to the end, but also a true story.

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Lucik32
May 09, 2018

"This was a great movie keeping you on the edge of your seat. Had no idea about Boston city being on shut down. Learned lots of details about the tragic event. Inspiring story. Just watch it!"

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kpelish
Apr 07, 2018

Excellent reproduction of the Boston Marathon terrorists and their impact on the city. Mark Wahlberg returns to his native roots and plays a recently unsuspended officer (composite of several officers, actually, for narrative cohesion) who doesn't give up in tracking down the murderers. The student from China is also a hero in his own way. Nice accurate regionalism of swearing--like the Eskimos and their many words for snow, Northeasterners have many ways to use "f***". Nitpick: Reznor's music soundtrack veers into boring repetition at times.

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gingin1972
Apr 07, 2018

Good Movie! Why has the Boston bomber not been put to death yet?? He will probable die in prison of old age!!

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HOUSTON SOLIMKA
Feb 19, 2018

To watch this movie must have dts x av receiver or headphones to hear it

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Nooksack20
Jan 05, 2018

Excellent movie about the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent search for the bombers. The movie really humanizes the first responders as well as the victims of this savage act. Mark Walburg is simply great!

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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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kpelish
Apr 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: An eight year old boy is killed offscreen. An MIT security officer is shot gruesomely.

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AMerr22
Oct 27, 2017

Violence: Some realistically graphic injury images.

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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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