• Released
  • January 10, 2014
  • R , 2 hr 1 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 15,050 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Navy SEALs embark on an ill-fated mission to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda operative.

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Critic Ratings

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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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Lone Survivor

By trustgod4everything
This movie's story line is gripping and engaging. It's pace was steady with unexpected scenes that made you jump in your seat. The acting was great, the writing and directing were cohesive and the...

Emotion Packed Movie

By Navy_Mom
Knowing the family of one of the Navy Seals on board the helicopter made this movie hard to watch but at the same time, answered some questions. Seeing what the guys went through makes me appreciate...

THe Lone Survivor

By crhurt
Excellent movie. Stayed very close to the book! There were just a few things that the Hollywood left had to add. But other than that, this is a very gripping movie that keeps your attention all...

Keeps you on the edge of your seat!

By cynthiaebopp
I am usually not a fan of military movies but this one is a good one. It keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch these men do everything they can to stay alive all for their country. and then...

Intense

By wilkinson.five
Great movie that puts a personal perspective on the difficulties and dilemmas of war. Some who read the book may be disappointed in the amount of time devoted to or not devoted to certain aspects of...

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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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