Last Wednesday, I went to see "Patriots Day." (Mark Wahlberg was in this one too.) For those who might not remember, it's the story of the bombing of the Patriots Day Race a few years ago in Boston. It's very much a two part story like Lenny described "Deepwater Horizon." The first part slowly describes the lead up to the explosions. Once the explosions occur, the picture really takes off. And, it's a little gory; made more so by the fact that these things DID happen. Even though you know how the whole thing comes out, it's suspenseful & exciting. I recommend it.
To follow up on what Jim said, which I hardily concur, I watched "Patriot 's Day
' last nite and thought it was excellent. Jim hit the nail right on. The first half basically sets up the bombing, showing some of the people who were 'main' participants, including the two bombers, telling us what they were doing right up until the bombs went off. That takes place not yet half into the movie, but after that, the movie does take off. Kevin Bacon plays the FBI agent who is overseeing the investigation and the pursuit of the bombers and he is good, as usual. It takes us to the hospitals, the families of those involved, the police and how they started the investigation, thru the FBI involvement, to ID the bombers and then the pursuit and capture of one and killing of the other. Just good stuff and Mark Wahlberg is excellent. Like he was born to play this role.
Like movie that tell a story that you already know the outcome (Titanic, for example) it is still gripping movie telling and,a s I said, I enjoyed it very much. It is definitely not for kids, maybe not even young teens as there is graphic displays of what the bombs did to some of the people and there is a lot of cursing (they are cops, after all).
I would recommend this movie.