12 Strong

12 Strong

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12 Strong

Following 9/11, Chris Hemsworth leads a team of U.S. Special Forces into Afghanistan where they must learn to fight on horseback.

A U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans — accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare — must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

2018130 minsUSA
ActionDramaWarHistorical
78%
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

The Horse Soldiers' story is unconventional, and the film-produced by uber-slickster Jerry Bruckheimer-has been shaped along conventional war-movie lines.

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Variety

Variety

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On its own terms, the film is watchable enough, but it’s blunt and stolid and under-characterised, and at 130 minutes it plods.

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Time Out

Time Out

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If you want to feel good about a war with no end, this one’s for you.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For devotees of cinematic blowouts and dedicated students of screen masculinity (like me), "12 Strong" is premium, Grade A catnip.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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What 12 Strong does deliver, however, is a rousing tribute to the bravery of soldiers whose contributions went unheralded for years. That impact cannot be denied.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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What makes "12 Strong" objectionable - and what will also make it appealing to some - is its attempt to induce a kind of amnesia in the audience ...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's virtually all Hemsworth's show and he's entirely up to the task of carrying the film on his broad shoulders...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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Entertaining enough, as long as you don’t ever expect it to step outside its exceedingly specific remit.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

press

... stirring and solid, "12 Strong" is the kind of film that might make you think twice about January releases, and spotlights a riveting story in our recent history that many Americans might not know.

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Vulture

Vulture

press

The Horse Soldiers' story is unconventional, and the film-produced by uber-slickster Jerry Bruckheimer-has been shaped along conventional war-movie lines.

0
Variety

Variety

press

On its own terms, the film is watchable enough, but it’s blunt and stolid and under-characterised, and at 130 minutes it plods.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

If you want to feel good about a war with no end, this one’s for you.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For devotees of cinematic blowouts and dedicated students of screen masculinity (like me), "12 Strong" is premium, Grade A catnip.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

What 12 Strong does deliver, however, is a rousing tribute to the bravery of soldiers whose contributions went unheralded for years. That impact cannot be denied.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What makes "12 Strong" objectionable - and what will also make it appealing to some - is its attempt to induce a kind of amnesia in the audience ...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's virtually all Hemsworth's show and he's entirely up to the task of carrying the film on his broad shoulders...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Entertaining enough, as long as you don’t ever expect it to step outside its exceedingly specific remit.

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

... stirring and solid, "12 Strong" is the kind of film that might make you think twice about January releases, and spotlights a riveting story in our recent history that many Americans might not know.

0

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