Lone Survivor Synopsis
Navy SEALs embark on an ill-fated mission to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda operative.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All four performances are first-rate, and the action is staged with shattering intensity.
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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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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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By Ella Taylor
Berg is relentlessly unsparing.
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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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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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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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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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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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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...

Lone Survivor

By mflee02
What an amazing and emotional movie. I highly recommend seeing it in the theater for the full impact, thank you to those that serve, or have served and thank you to the families which allowed this...

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....

A MUST SEE! Put this first on your list--no chldren, though.

By film-bug
This movie is a magnificent tribute to our soldiers, and their daily acts of courage. It's a true story, and the cast does a wonderful job of giving an up close and personal account of the sacrifices...

Good Action Movie

By Mustangofficer
Movie's rarely live up to a book and this one doesn't either, but I think that they did the best that they could. Turning a 3 hour gun battle and a five day escape/evade into a 2 hour movie would be...


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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Rated R | For Strong Bloody War Violence and Pervasive Language
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Common Sense Media says Brutal, powerful, ultimately moving true Navy SEAL story.
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