Patriots Day ★★★

god dammit, berg.

not bad for a ra-ra jingoist meathead who i once saw wearing Tevas and shorts at the houston ave. Whole Foods on the coldest night of the year waltzing around like directing BATTLESHIP makes you immune to mother nature.

i still wrestle with the purpose and value of movies like this and UNITED 93 and the rest, but this is undeniably gripping stuff for all of its heroism and hokeyness.