Lone Survivor – Movie Review


In what many have called the most brutal and realistic war film since Saving Private Ryan, Mark Wahlberg stars in this harrowing true tale of four men and their struggle to survive. Hit the jump to check out my review…

Official Synopsis: Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings”. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

Review Summary: Lone Survivor marks one of the few occasions where all out chaos and brutality can trump story. Because in the case of these four men, that was the story. The remarkable tale of their fight for survival against crushing odds is at times tough to watch. Peter Berg adds a bone-crushing intensity to the action, and the actors, especially Wahlberg, give their all. Despite the lack of character development, watching these guys struggle to prevail was enthralling and heartbreaking all at once.

Grade: B+

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana
Directed by: Peter Berg
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language
Run Time: 121 min.

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