Sean Collier

'Patriots Day' finds Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg at their best in a fine tribute to the people of Boston

'Patriots Day' finds Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg at their best in a fine tribute to the people of Boston

Whether they are celebrated filmmakers or ordinary folks, tragedy can bring out the best in people, and "Patriots Day" is the latest example of both sides of the equation.

An effective, efficient and quite dramatic examination of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured 264, "Patriots Day" is a tribute to people who earned it: the investigators and first responders who ensured that a horrible situation did not become even worse.

Following "Deepwater Horizon" and its exacting look at 2010's drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, "Patriots Day" is this year's second successful...

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