Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

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Lone Survivor

Mark Wahlberg leads this true war story as Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of the failed 2005 mission ‘Operation Red Wings’ in Afghanistan. From Peter Berg, director of The Kingdom, co-starring Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana.

Based on Luttrell’s non-fiction book of the same name, Lone Survivor details the mission of his 20-member SEAL Team who were sent to capture or kill Ahmad Shahd, a notorious Taliban leader in Afghanistan's Kunar province. While infiltrating the region, the team encounter a shepherd boy and hold him at gunpoint, forced to decide whether to execute him for the sake of the mission or to take a risk and let him go. Choosing the latter, the team are soon confronted by over one hundred Taliban warriors.

2013Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & content that may offend121 minsUSA
ActionDramaTrue Story & BiographyWar
Director:
Peter Berg ('Battleship', 'Hancock', The Kingdom', 'Friday Night Lights')
Writer:
Peter Berg
Cast:
Mark WahlbergTaylor KitschAlexander LudwigEmile HirschBen FosterEric BanaJerry Ferrara
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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

Actor-turned-director Peter Berg (he was great in Wes Craven's Shocker!) has a knack for infusing jingo-istic military gung-ho storytelling with a relatively grounded sense of camaraderie and brotherhood. That ability is tested to its limit in this adaptation of former US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's memoir about a violent incident in Afghanistan in 2005. If you smarted at the patriotic fervour in Berg's last film, the underrated (seriously!) Battleship, you'll have similar mountains to climb here.

3.0
0

Brutal but an amazing true story brought believably to life by Wahlberg and crew. Keeps you completely invested until the end.

4.0
0

Worth Surviving

It’s been a while since I watched a movie which I have felt so up about, yet also so down, like I did during ‘Lone Survivor’, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg. I will never say I loved this movie, despite my unyielding love of war flicks, but I didn’t exactly not-love it, either. The movie starts off with some interesting documentary...

3.0
0

Right up there with Saving Private Ryan

Went to see it with my father and after the film he said it was the best movie hes seen in a long time, and I honestly thought it was going to be a normal cliched, high packed, action thriller but boy was I wrong. Mark Whalberg delivers an outstanding performance, showing the audience the hell, that him and his team had to go through, and will leave you...

5.0
0

Worth to watch

MINUS the controversial issue the internet talks about this - I found the cinematography, effects, and pacing of the film to be fantastic. It's realistically brutal and heart-racing. The use of sound effects were timed brilliantly, and the acting was just as great.

5.0
0

Realistic in its detail

I went to the film expecting another Mark Whalberg Shooter, which is still one of my favoured military based action flicks next to sniper with Berenger. This film howver was always going to be different. A True story adapted to the big screen, It can be very graphic and hard to watch the scenes knowing that its based on real events, Its hard to tell whether...

3.0
0

It's brutal

And makes sense. How you work as a group and stand behind the ones next to you out of loyalty and tough it out. Be loyal and able to be relied upon makes this completely. Worth staying to until the end.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A scorching, often unbearably brutal account.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The direction pummels and the cast impress, yet Berg’s war movie promises more than it delivers.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's moral complexity and a climax in an Afghan village which is tense and surprisingly moving.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A modest, competent, effective movie, concerned above all with doing the job of explaining how the job was done.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Replete with a certain kind of self-importance and self-forgiveness... has a distinctively martyred America-at-bay feel.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intense look at 19 American deaths and one survival in a vividly re-created chapter of the fighting in Afghanistan.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A severe portrait of fortitude under extreme pressure, somewhat marred by blinkered politics.

0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

Actor-turned-director Peter Berg (he was great in Wes Craven's Shocker!) has a knack for infusing jingo-istic military gung-ho storytelling with a relatively grounded sense of camaraderie and brotherhood. That ability is tested to its limit in this adaptation of former US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's memoir about a violent incident in Afghanistan in 2005. If you smarted at the patriotic fervour in Berg's last film, the underrated (seriously!) Battleship, you'll have similar mountains to climb here.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A scorching, often unbearably brutal account.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The direction pummels and the cast impress, yet Berg’s war movie promises more than it delivers.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's moral complexity and a climax in an Afghan village which is tense and surprisingly moving.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A modest, competent, effective movie, concerned above all with doing the job of explaining how the job was done.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Replete with a certain kind of self-importance and self-forgiveness... has a distinctively martyred America-at-bay feel.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intense look at 19 American deaths and one survival in a vividly re-created chapter of the fighting in Afghanistan.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A severe portrait of fortitude under extreme pressure, somewhat marred by blinkered politics.

0

Brutal but an amazing true story brought believably to life by Wahlberg and crew. Keeps you completely invested until the end.

4.0
0

Worth Surviving

It’s been a while since I watched a movie which I have felt so up about, yet also so down, like I did during ‘Lone Survivor’, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg. I will never say I loved this movie, despite my unyielding love of war flicks, but I didn’t exactly not-love it, either. The movie starts off with some interesting documentary...

3.0
0

Right up there with Saving Private Ryan

Went to see it with my father and after the film he said it was the best movie hes seen in a long time, and I honestly thought it was going to be a normal cliched, high packed, action thriller but boy was I wrong. Mark Whalberg delivers an outstanding performance, showing the audience the hell, that him and his team had to go through, and will leave you...

5.0
0

Worth to watch

MINUS the controversial issue the internet talks about this - I found the cinematography, effects, and pacing of the film to be fantastic. It's realistically brutal and heart-racing. The use of sound effects were timed brilliantly, and the acting was just as great.

5.0
0

Realistic in its detail

I went to the film expecting another Mark Whalberg Shooter, which is still one of my favoured military based action flicks next to sniper with Berenger. This film howver was always going to be different. A True story adapted to the big screen, It can be very graphic and hard to watch the scenes knowing that its based on real events, Its hard to tell...

3.0
0

It's brutal

And makes sense. How you work as a group and stand behind the ones next to you out of loyalty and tough it out. Be loyal and able to be relied upon makes this completely. Worth staying to until the end.

4.0
0