The Objective
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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 Triangle" of ancient evil and faced with an enemy that none of them could have imagined.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[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."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Although the film has an undeniably strong, suspenseful tone -- not to mention symbolic resonance -- it doesn't rise above its overly familiar setup."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The film lags in four of five places, sometimes adding to the desolate mood and sometimes simply dragging."
‑ Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects
"Blair Witch's co-mastermind Myrick teams with co-screenwriter Wes Clark Jr., son of the retired general for, well, Blair Witch In Burkas. And extraterrestrial Afghans as villains or village idiots, take your pick. Close Encounters Of The Imperialist Kind."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"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"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. Weekly
"...a passable yet rather tedious piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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"
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Director Daniel Myrick has taken his excellent work from the ultra-low-budget "Blair Witch Hunt," added some modest resources as befits that success and come up with a great little tale of suspense and horror."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"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."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"When the straggling survivors in The Objective learn they are expendable, they are also, much like the Nostromo crew, upset."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Even with its uber-clichéd last five minutes, The Objective may be one of the smartest horror movies this year."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"A bleak adventure flick and a very sweaty psychological thriller."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
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