Lone Survivor
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LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. LONE SURVIVOR will be released by Universal Pictures in platform engagements on Friday, December 27, 2013, and will go wide on Friday, January 10, 2014. (c) Universal Pictures

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lone Survivor isn't always sophisticated ... But there's moral complexity and a climax in an Afghan village which is tense and surprisingly moving."
‑ Ashley Clark, Time Out
"The film's director, Peter Berg, wants to immerse you so deeply that you feel as if your bones are breaking, too. There's a price, of course, for that kind of immersion: It becomes tough to see the movie for the drum-beating."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Peter Berg is effectively offering four Rambos for the price of one - the Seals' bullet-whistling gunfight scenes are a combination of Saving Private Ryan on a ridge, Heat on a hill and Open Range out in the open. Bang, bang, bang! And bang again!"
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
""Lone Survivor" thrills, horrifies and also punches home the simple point that individual acts of conscience can save lives, and even change the world."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Narrative cohesion is not the film's strong suit, but battlefield authenticity most certainly is."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Lone Survivor' hits home and hits hard."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Lone Survivor is a brutally effective movie, made by people who think that they're serving their country. But they're just making us coarser and more self-centered."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Lone Survivor comes off as a celebration of the martyred American soldier, that myth that makes it that much easier for old men to send young men to their deaths."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"Encontra seus melhores momentos em suas sequências de ação."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Lone Survivor is a proficiently-made film with plenty to enjoy, but truly embracing it is difficult outside of an American context."
‑ Dominic Corry, Flicks.co.nz
"The film effectively assaults its audience almost as aggressively as its subjects."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"Berg's fine achievement is in relaying that sense of abject danger even as he and his actors honor the utter connection of the men who lost their lives that day."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Knowing the outcome tends to lessen the intensity of the well-shot action sequences."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"This is an intense film. You get a clear sense of the panic these guys felt and the hopelessness of their situation."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Lone Survivor is a proficiently-made film with plenty to enjoy, but truly embracing it is difficult outside of an American context."
‑ Paul Scantlebury, Flicks.co.nz
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