Jim Alexander reviews “Patriots Day” on The Movie Blog


Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are definitely a movie item as of late. Just as their previous project Deepwater Horizon hits Blu-ray & DVD this week, their latest movie Patriots Day hits movie theaters nationwide. Just like in Deepwater Horizon, Berg and Wahlberg team together to bring a real life story to life. Patriots Day focuses on the Boston Marathon bombing from 2013, the day itself, as well as the events leading up to it and the aftermath of it.

Wahlberg plays Boston cop Tommy Saunders (loved when it was pronounced with a Bostonian accent) that worked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the day of the bombing. Joining Saunders on the first line of responders is police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman) who takes charge of the situation. The film depicts multiple perspectives ranging from cops to an MIT security officer to personal stories of people affected by the incident.


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