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Lone Survivor

Year : 2014 Director : Peter Berg Running Time : 121 Genre : ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
Based on the true story of four Navy SEALs whose covert operation goes badly wrong in Afghanistan and they find themselves hemmed in by overwhelming Taliban numbers.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: A surprisingly touching piece that depicts not only the bond between soldiers but the gruesome nature of modern warfare and the difficult choices faced. An unexpected focus on the human side of the SEALs made this war movie quite relateable and a startling twist late in the film will have you believing in humanity again – and possibly worrying for the innocents caught up in these wars.

Those expecting a mindless Mark Wahlberg action movie will be initially disappointed but later delighted despite the graphic blood and deaths.

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