Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism.

Ashley Clark
Time Out

Lone Survivor isn't always sophisticated ... But there's moral complexity and a climax in an Afghan village which is tense and surprisingly moving.

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Wesley Morris

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.

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Liam Nicholls
Fan The Fire

Whatever the political undercurrent at work, every so often you have to remind yourself that this happened to four young men, no doubt the brightest stars of loving families.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Lone Survivor' hits home and hits hard.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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!

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William Goss

The film effectively assaults its audience almost as aggressively as its subjects.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Scott Mendelson

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
I didn't find this film particularly moving or powerful, other than in knowing from the title credits that it's based on actual events. Undoubtedly… More
Al S
This is Director, Peter Berg's true triumph, his most ambitious, thoughtful and breathtaking achievement. A true love letter to the Navy. It's on a… More
familiar stranger
Despite being based on a true story, I wasn't anxious enough to check it out as the flick belongs to war genre. However, when my brother decided to watch… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Competent if typical war tangle with heavy-handed if subtly played Yankee prejudices and flag waving. One of those films where the heroes get shot multiple… More
Michael S
"Lone Survivor," from writer/ director Peter Berg, has a technical ferocity that cannot be denied. The film's second half consists mainly of… More
Tony Gandía
The surprisingly effective military thriller "Lone Survivor" may wave the American flag a bit aggressively at times, but it delivers a "Saving… More