80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All four performances are first-rate, and the action is staged with shattering intensity.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Berg, who wrote and directed, is more interested in how men deal with battle than the ideals or the politics that put them there. What the movie achieves, with a gruesome energy and a remarkable reality, is a firefight.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Like the best war movies, Lone Survivor laces action with moral questions that haunt and provoke.
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75

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Berg is relentlessly unsparing.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Wahlberg remains one of our most reliable and least actorly of movie stars, innately macho but vulnerable enough to seem like a human being caught in an inhuman situation.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Survivor is a pummeling, frenzied ride, one of fall's most charged action films. The gunfights and rocket-propelled grenades are palpable, and Berg manages to make the chaos followable.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Lone Survivor is primarily about the unflinching bravery of SEALs executing their mission and looking out for one another, even as they’re coming to grips with the reality of how this thing is going to end.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The middle 40 minutes of Lone Survivor have to be some of the toughest battle scenes in Hollywood history - an epic, close-range firefight that finds the SEALs throwing themselves down rock faces like superheroes. Only they aren't superheroes - they bleed, they break.
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
It is a modest, competent, effective movie, concerned above all with doing the job of explaining how the job was done.
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Berg’s blunt, pummeling style offers few nuances and makes no apologies, but his broad brushstrokes have clearly found an ideal canvas in this grimly heroic rendering of hell on earth.
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60 out of 100
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