Act of Valor
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An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood's history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey. When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"'Act of Valor' reeks of military-sanctioned exploitation drama aimed solely at the 'Call of Duty' set."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"I don't know what to make of Act of Valor. It's like reviewing a recruiting poster."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Act of Valor is a love letter to servicemen but it's also a disjointed mishmash of slick combat sequences paired with awkward performances and a generic storyline."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Would be nothing worth writing about, or even making, without the novelty of seeing some of America's greatest heroes in action."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"Made me yearn for the nuanced screenwriting of Battleship, the moderate politics of Transformers 3 and the versatility and range of Sam Worthington and Taylor Kitsch."
‑ Tom Clift, Moviedex
"Fighting is a learned skill; so is acting. And the SEAL stars are plausible only when on maneuvers - performing as their own stunt doubles."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"The special ops missions are pretty amazing, but the SEALS as dramatic characters are under-developed."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"The SEALs should stick to saving the world, and the movie makers should look at the differences between a movie and a recruitment video."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"It's very much a conventional thrill-ride action movie, though the claims to realism are undercut by too many video-game point-of-view shots as the soldiers engage the enemy."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Not so much a war movie as a tribute to the Commandos known as the SEALs, and to their bonds forged in battle, it's a sombre affair, immersing us in the culture of these specially trained soldiers. Indeed, the cast are made up of genuine SEAL team members"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"When the bullets are flying, Act of Valor is undeniably tense and thrilling."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"One wonders how the movie might have played as pure, unceasing battle scenes, allowing the combat to define the characters; with real soldiers doing the onscreen fighting, something special may well have emerged."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Although likely to delight patriotic American audiences, it will leave everyone else indifferent."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"May have you longing for an old-fashioned era of 'square' propaganda, when it wouldn't have been considered a cool recruitment strategy to acknowledge that U.S. troops use constant profanity and splatter opponents' brains against the wall."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"If you like Act of Valor you may as well abandon drama for porn, because you don't like how the sex scenes feel fake."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
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