• Released
  • February 24, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 3,148 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Navy SEALs uncover a terrorist plot against the U.S. during a mission to rescue a captive CIA agent.

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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Peculiarly entertaining exercise in bare-bones, Hollywood-style action heroism.
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Entertainment Weekly

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When the bullets are flying, Act of Valor is undeniably tense and thrilling.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Employing Navy troops as stars is a clever idea for an action thriller. But the soldiers' awkward line readings are glaring enough to...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Act of Valor is gift-wrapped in patriotism. It was once intended as a recruitment film, and that's how it plays.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Although the film has its undeniably immersive, convincing moments, the merging of dramatic re-creations and on-camera "performances"...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
For what it is, it's well done, well filmed, well outfitted with ordnance and, well, exciting. However, in script, characters and plot, Act...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
The problem is that these stoic warriors infect Act of Valor with more wooden acting than you'd see at a ventriloquism school.
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35

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The plot might be summed up this way: America's having a war, and everybody's invited!
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I don't know what to make of Act of Valor. It's like reviewing a recruiting poster.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Act of Valor is like watching the wrestlers in dramas produced by the WWE: They're great at what they do, but being in front of the camera...
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Act of valor

By mises14
The best combat movie ever seen...

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Rated R | For Strong violence, including some torture, and for language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Real-life SEALs can't save poorly made, violent movie.
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