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: January 10, 2014
DVD 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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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

The fact that war really is hell is always kept front and centre throughout. Tobia Schliesser's cinematography is brilliant. This one's an adrenaline- packed ride all the way.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Peter Berg's latest directorial effort, the Navy SEALs drama Lone Survivor, is no better than a limp retelling that fails to get underneath the surface of the actual story.

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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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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

It's what an action movie should be at its best; the shots fired are less interesting than the personal struggles of the men in battle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Lone Survivor's pulse-pounding combat and emotional grips make for a dramatic portrayal of brothers in arms. Mark Wahlberg and the rest of his comrades,… More
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
Jens S.
What's starting out like a Special Forced recruitment video soon follows the well known paths of war survival films. That's decently acted and filmed,… 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
Phil Hubbs
This film was made by Peter Berg, the same guy who made 'Battleship'!...well I guess that explains the casting of Taylor Kitsch again. Man talk about… 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