"This realistic treatment makes Patriots Day an incredibly effective antidote to the numbing indifference encouraged by purely factual, emotionally distant news reports. Almost inadvertently, the film reveals this pessimistic attitude as a way to exempt oneself of responsibility towards others. The film’s humanity is all the more moving in a year defined by division. Making a convincing case for the humanistic potential of fictional re-staging, Berg’s film throws into question the idea that dramatic reconstitutions are inevitably insensitive."
My full review for Little White Lies.