• Released
  • October 12, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 5 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Elsa is kidnapped by a warlord, and a group of elite French soldiers are sent in to rescue her.

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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...
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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...
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40

The New York Times

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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...
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38

Slant Magazine

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The film walks a questionable line between Important Issue seriousness and antsy video-game machismo.
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Rated R | For for language and some violence