Hot Take: This Berg/Wahlberg combo is consistent, at least. Like Deepwater Horizon in the way it tells the story, Patriots Day is a well done recount of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and subsequent manhunt.
For the third consecutive time, director Peter Berg has taken a compelling true story, partnered with Mark Wahlberg and turned it into a very watchable movie. Patriots Day joins 2013’s Lone Survivor and 2016’s Deepwater Horizon on Berg’s resume as the third consecutive “based on a true story” film directed by him. In his career, it’s the fifth time Berg brought a true story to the big screen with the first two happening in 2004 (Friday Night Lights) and 2007 (The Kingdom) and without the talent of Wahlberg at his disposal.Read More →