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Rated R · 121 minutes · 2014
This explosive passion project from writer-director Peter Berg takes an unrelentingly gruesome look at Operation Red Wings, the failed 2005 mission in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of 19 American soldiers. Most of the movie centers on the four Navy SEALs dropped into hostile territory, and how an unfortunate civilian encounter and communications problems led to a massive gunbattle with insurmountable odds. Mark Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL who co-wrote the book this movie is based on. Luttrell, along with SEALs Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster), were performing reconnaissance for a mission meant to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader when a trio of goat herders stumbled upon their camp. The resultant ambush is filmed with many gory details, and will be a hard watch for some. The stuntmen who worked on this movie did an incredible job, and the cast is one of 2013’s strongest ensembles. This is a nice comeback for Berg after Battleship.


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Official Site: www.lonesurvivorfilm.com
Director: Peter Berg
Producer: Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Randall Emmett, Norton Herrick, Barry Spikings, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Vitaly Grigoriants, George Furla, Simon Fawcett, Braden Aftergood, Louis G. Friedman, Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan, Adi Shankar, Spencer Silna, Mark Damon, Brandt Andersen, Jeff Rice, Lauren Selig and Jason Shuman
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Sammy Sheik and Yousuf Azami

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East Bay Express Lone Survivor Locked and loaded. by Kelly Vance 01/15/2014
Colorado Springs Independent Lone Survivor appears as real as it gets, diplomatically and disastrously From the perspective of mere movie entertainment, the non-CGI'ed stuntwork and you-are-there action is riveting, and not like anything you've seen on film before. by MaryAnn Johanson 01/08/2014
Chicago Reader Lone Survivor: A war movie more Howard Hawks-like than hawkish Peter Berg's Lone Survivor humanizes navy SEALs and natives alike. by Ben Sachs 01/08/2014
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