50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
There's nothing terribly surprising about Special Forces, a moderately gripping action flick about a group of commandos on a mission to rescue a pretty blonde who has been abducted by the Taliban. Nothing, that is, except that it's French.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's an odd showcase for Diane Kruger. She is never very believable as Elsa, a war correspondent who has been kidnapped by the Taliban.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This tale of an elite military unit assigned to rescue a war correspondent kidnapped by the Taliban is as frenetic and ultimately mind-numbing as a "Call of Duty" videogame, only without the thematic depth.
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40

The New York Times

Dedicated to French servicemen and wartime journalists, Special Forces aims to inspire but ends up wallowing in melodrama.
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40

Village Voice

For a while Degan's serious charisma also kind of makes Islamic extremist fundamentalism look cool and badass, which could have been hilariously subversive if director Stéphane Rybojad had pushed it further.
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38

Slant Magazine

The film walks a questionable line between Important Issue seriousness and antsy video-game machismo.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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