After having spent a week in Boston (my second visit in this beautiful city), I decided to watch this film in order to learn more about the fateful day when the city was hit by a terrorist attack.
Ironically, the previous film I had seen starring Mark Wahlberg was Deepwater Horizon, the film he shot just before Patriots Day. While both movies are telling a completely different story, they both tell a true story, which goes beyond being a simple film but letting us witness what happened during these dramatic events – Deepwater Horizon was a movie on the BP oil spill from 2010.
The camera movements from Patriots Day and the light both give us a sense of ultra-relism, while not being a documentary.
What I also particularly liked was how messy the police work was. When watching too many movies or TV series, one could forget that life is not as well organized as Hollywood would like to make us believe. That most of the time, people have no clue what to do and simply react the best way they can.
Overall, the movie was really interesting and well crafted. I give it 7 out of 10. Excellent.