Lone Survivor Synopsis
Navy SEALs embark on an ill-fated mission to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda operative.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Great Honor to our soldiers in harms way

By Cin_Artist
I just came from seeing this movie. It is masterfully done, you fill all of the emotions as if you are on that mountain with these brave men. It is graphic but I think it needs to be to tell the...

Best war movie to date

By jstonemo
Amazing, heart wrenching movie about what Marcus Luttrell and his team members went through that cost them their lives, except for Mr. Luttrell. Very graphic violence so obviously not for kids....

Intense

By ATAXPRO
Captures war at it's worst. Billions of people yearn to be free, you will see what it is like to be an American soldier and understand why we must, if we can, serve as the worlds beacon of hope. ...

True to life action

By valuteccs
The best and most authentic combat movie I have ever seen. It showed the heroism of the four Seals and their love for each other and their incredible attitude, spirit and heart. It is an accurate...

Lone Survivor should get best picture or the " academy " sucks balls

By mean 1
I felt like I was right there with them. excellent movie, from the acting to the cinematography Peter Berg and the cast did an amazing job of bringing Marcus Luttrell's true story to the screen for...

Lones Survivor

By jonesja2
I have never been in the military or experienced anything like this. I think the producer did a great job producing this story without making it look fake. The scenes are real to life vs the movie...

Excellent Movie!!!!

By elhl94
Intense film. Great acting. Told well. Non-stop action. Really makes you think about life & be thankful for those who are out there protecting our freedom. Loved it!!...

Solid movie and great Performance

By banzaibuckaroo
A very entertaining movie that will break our hearts, but shows at great detail what our greatest heroes of our Nation will do for our country. I don't think this is Mark Wahlberg's greatest...

Gut wrenching film about Operation Red Wings and the tragic events that unfolded during it.

By jquest64
For those already familiar with Operation Red Wings, run to the theater and see this film. Those who are not, you may want to do some research on the Operation first and learn about these brave men...

Very Compelling

By joander7
As a former Army Ranger, this film replicates the true sacrifice that my tier one brother's sign up for. There are no regrets, no self-pity, only honor and duty in the field of battle and service to...

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Rated R | For Strong Bloody War Violence and Pervasive Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Brutal, powerful, ultimately moving true Navy SEAL story.
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