‘Patriots Day’ is a heartbreaking thriller that America needs right now

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They say “home is where the heart is,” and I’ve always been proud to be from Boston, a city rich with history and resilience. But the truth is that my heart never really knew my home or the strength of its people until the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which united a community and brought out the best in everyone — first responders, medical professionals and especially local law enforcement officials.

Along with the dead and the wounded, these are the people to whom Peter Berg’s harrowing fact-based thriller Patriots Day is dedicated, and they also embody its message. In the face of unspeakable tragedy, the people of Boston came together. They were Boston Strong. And that’s why Patriots Day is exactly the movie that America needs right now, in the wake of this year’s divisive election and numerous incidents of unwarranted police violence. …

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