12 Strong

12 Strong
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, William Fichtner
  • UK release: 26 January 2018

US Army Captain Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth) is put in command of a small unit fighting its way on horseback to a Taliban stronghold. A strong cast and large-scale production don’t quite compensate for a John Wayne-esque story that offers gratifying triumphalism in place of difficult political questions.

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12 Strong

22 Jan 20183 stars

Spectacular but simplified Afghanistan war film, starring Chris Hemsworth

War never goes out of fashion as a cinematic staple; even during the Obama-era, Lone Survivor, Act of Valor and 13 Hours flew the flag for the brave US soldier as global policeman. Danish director Nicolai Fuglsig's debut feature 12 Strong follows the…

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