The Objective
The Objective (2008)

A team of U.S. Special Ops forces is dispatched to a remote mountain region of Afghanistan with the ostensible orders of locating an influential Muslim cleric. While on the mission they find themselves lost in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

[Director] Myrick does an admirable job of spinning tension from a group of guys mostly standing around, but too often the film's portentous tone seems more silly than suspenseful.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Although the film has an undeniably strong, suspenseful tone -- not to mention symbolic resonance -- it doesn't rise above its overly familiar setup.

Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects

The film lags in four of five places, sometimes adding to the desolate mood and sometimes simply dragging.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

Ten years on, it's hard to begrudge the director for trying to make a comeback by rehashing his prior formula, but perhaps he should have stuck even closer and handed the cameras to the actors again

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable yet rather tedious piece of work.

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Bill Gibron
PopMatters

Still, it's the shivers that count, and while Myrick may not make our spine tingle like he did back in the late '90s...The Objective is still an impressive piece of work

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Alissa Simon
Variety

With a low-budget look, cliched dialogue, a stale plot and so-so acting, this supernatural thriller is unlikely to achieve the phenomenal success of its fabled predecessor.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

When the straggling survivors in The Objective learn they are expendable, they are also, much like the Nostromo crew, upset.

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Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

Even with its uber-clichéd last five minutes, The Objective may be one of the smartest horror movies this year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
There's a point, around the half hour mark, where this movie may or may not lose you. It's the type of scene that shows how the lack of a big budget… More
Deb S
A classified and dangerous mission set in Afghanistan focusing on American soldiers encountering something much more than just the Taliban that makes us… More
Dead Angel
Totally bullshit. Cheap movie.
Barry Lappin
Pretty much run of the mill CIA/Special forces op film to start with or so I thought. The true reason for them being there was slightly different....have the… More
Jani H
"Dead men don't follow orders" Directed by Daniel Myrick, the man behind "Blair Witch Project", "The Objective" stands out… More
alan jay
This is an interesting movie...can best be described as "Apocalypse Now Lite". Instead of a journey through the jungle, its the desert in… More