Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor
  • 2013
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Berg
  • Written by: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch
  • UK release: 31 January 2014

Super-intense war drama based on the true story of a 2005 Navy SEAL mission in northern Afghanistan which went horribly wrong (well, read the title). Wahlberg, Kitsch, Hirsch and Foster are highly effective as the squad members and Berg somewhat redeems 2011's Battleship by largely avoiding jingoism. Draining but brilliant.

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Lone Survivor

13 Jan 20144 stars

A gutsy, draining and brilliant war movie from Peter Berg, with Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster

Two years after overloading his summer blockbuster Battleship with enough gung-ho patriotism to sink an aircraft carrier, Peter Berg returns to the military for an altogether different kind of film but, in displaying a little more restraint, duly…

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