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Lone Survivor

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama

Release Date :

January 10, 2014 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Peter Berg

Starring :

Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Jerry Ferrara

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..this is a movie about an irrelevant skirmish that ended in near-total catastrophe, during a war we are not winning..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
2.5 of 4

“..there's still no real character here, and no point to the movie, outside of the obvious resilience and courage of the men involved. That's worth celebrating, sure - but even more, it's worth truly dramatizing, which requires some thought and dialogue..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
2 of 4

“..the movie seems more concerned with military-style action than with telling us who these fallen heroes really were..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
Review rate : C

“..Lone Survivor just reads like a quasi-political exaggeration of a slasher film..”
by Amy Nicholson [L.A. Weekly]
“..it is a modest, competent, effective movie, concerned above all with doing the job of explaining how the job was done..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..isn't your standard Christmas fare, but the story is nothing short of miraculous..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..is perhaps the most grueling and sustained American combat picture since "Black Hawk Down," as well as a prime example of how impressive physical filmmaking can overcome even fundamental deficiencies in script and characterization..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
1 of 5

“..Berg may be adhering to the basic facts, but his movie's childish machismo is a disgrace to all involved..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..an intense look at 19 American deaths and one survival in a vividly re-created chapter of the fighting in Afghanistan..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]

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