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Greyhound (2020)

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Well, this is an unassuming war film (if such things are possible) that strikes me as a near perfect vehicle for pandemic summer -- it's short (90 minutes), understated, not that hard to follow but still aspirational. It's in the Hanks mode of decent men having greatness thrust upon them, and it's got a pro-faith vibe about it without being preachy. Recommend: http://1morefilmblog.com/2020/07/06/greyhound-schneider-2020/


The question is not if some of the ships that Krause is responsible for protecting will be lost but only how many. Seldom has the grim, amoral mathematics that won wars in previous generations been so starkly and clearly depicted. How many casualties are acceptable in order to make more likely the survival of a yet greater number? War by its very nature takes the perfect decision out of play, and it reminds us that the logic of sacrifice is little comfort to those responsible for deciding who will live and who will die, who will be protected and who will have to fend for himself.


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