12 Strong
12 Strong (2018)

Chris Hemsworth ("Thor," "The Avengers" films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Nocturnal Animals") star in "12 Strong," a powerful new war drama from Alcon… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 19, 2018
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 12 Strong has a solid cast, honorable intentions, and a thrilling, fact-based story - all of which are occasionally enough to balance a disappointing lack of depth or nuance.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Combat scenes seem more interested in the faces than the fracas, missions are undertaken with no apparent outcome, and great difficulties loom and then dissolve like mist.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"12 Strong" lacks depth but fulfills its mission to entertain.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

A war film carefully designed to check off all the requirements of the genre without going deep enough in the ones that matter most.

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Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

What makes "12 Strong" objectionable - and what will also make it appealing to some - is its attempt to induce a kind of amnesia in the audience ...

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

... the numbers don't add up; the movie lacks a discernible attitude toward those desperate days in America's history.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Hemsworth, Shannon, and Pena create real, relatable and yet heroic characters, and seeing them ride into battle on horseback is genuinely moving and inspiring.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

If you want to feel good about a war with no end, this one's for you.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This is not a movie with time on its hands for character development or scrappy political discussions. What 12 Strong does deliver is a rousing tribute to soldiers whose contributions went unheralded for years.

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Allison Shoemaker
Consequence of Sound

It's occasionally good, but for the most part, 12 Strong simply does its job.

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