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Act of Valor

Year : 2012 Director : Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh Running Time : 110 Genre :
Movie review score
2/5

What’s it about?
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

What did we think?
A bizarre mishmash of recruitment ad and feature film. Military enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy a realistic look inside some interesting operations but the average viewer may struggle with the staccato plot.

The discordance is heightened by the occasional switching to first person shooter view (ala Call of Duty games). The use of real Navy Seals has pros and cons but the fact it was often difficult to tell the two wooden main characters apart just shows how generic and cliched this movie is.

 

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One Response so far.

  1. Wade Lange says:

    2/5 kidding me, obviously a civi reviewed this!

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