Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Lone Survivor (2013)

The first great Afghan war movie.  It is based upon the book by Marcus Luttrell who was the Lone Survivor.  In the movie he is played by Mark Whalberg. While he is credible the movie would have been better with a better choice. The supporting actors including Taylor Kitsch were great. Up to the 100 min mark its a fantastic movie. It had total realism almost documentary feel even better than Zero Dark Thirty. Past 100 min the movie falls into saccharine territory which costs this movie one of my stars. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 68% which is in my ballpark. A really good pro war movie that gets a little carried away punching your buttons.

Four Stars

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