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incredible story, but difficult to watch (too intense)
i'm reading the book now. turns out the actual ordeal was even worse than in the movie. wow.
Truly a Navy SEAL episode, full of courageous and valorous acts!
The "Red Wings Scenario" is proof positive that while we certainly must follow the rules of war there is a time and place for everything. A cause always leads to an effect. If the Brave need to terminate civilians with extreme prejudice to complete the mission than so be it. It's not about being better than the enemy; it's about getting the job done by doing whatever it takes to get it done. That will prove we are better than our enemies.
A tribute to a brave, well-trained and expensively equipped Navy Seals team who fell in Afghanistan and to the family of locals who helped save the lone survivor. Very well made, IMO. Mercifully, no effort to explain why the hell they were even there.
One especially troubling question that should be addressed: Afghanistan should be a mountain paradise like British Columbia rich in minerals and lumber and so on. Why do the primitives fail to harvest such resources to their advantage while begging the West for aid and asylum?
i'm Honor to be bless to come home safe as i had just got home from a 9 yrs an 4 tour from the USMC United State Marine Core this move far the best i had seen an honor to say i honor to all vets an tho i had lost but never forgotten as its a hart pounding move an most amazing ending i be honor to owe this move thanks to all an getting me home safe an many other as well
Wow. What a movie. So sad to see American's protesting against the military, if they only knew what this individuals risk for the USA every minute of every day.
An amazing film. I hate mountains and rocks now because of this movie lol
This is a 2013 American Afgan-war docudrama directed by Peter Berg, based on the 2007 non-fiction book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell.
Set during the war in Afghanistan, the film dramatizes the unsuccessful United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track down and kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.
Really shocking and astounding is the re-enactment of the battles of Operation Red Wings, which is one of the most realistic depictions of the fighting.
Miraculously Marcus Luttrell is saved by some Afgan villagers, who protected him out of duty to their 2,000 year old code of honor, known as Pashtunwali.
It is a profoundly thought-provoking docudrama that will show you that war is no good at all no matter how good its cause is.
A Navy Seals team is sent to Afghanistan on a mission. Their target is the Taliban leader, and they can either kill him or capture him. They come into contact with an Afghani, who they do not kill. However, the Taliban fighters are warned of the presence of the Navy Seals, and the Navy Seals are attacked. Somehow, they must survive the firefight with the Taliban, even by killing them. After seeing so many war movies and soldier movies, I did not particularly find this one to be anything special. There is obviously a lot of violence, and the plot includes emotion to convey the terror of fighting as a soldier.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Inspiring movie. I have the most respect for these men that give up their lives for their country. Great but heartbreaking movie. 9/10.
I was actually looking for the book. The book is horrendous.
The movie on the other hand was actually pretty good. There really aren't that many military films that I enjoy, but this is one of them. The fighting scenes were long and probably not realistic in some ways, but it is a movie. The weapons, the tactics and how the team members interacted were very much realistic. I would not call this a drama though, more of an action film.
The fight scene was somewhat long and I sometimes had the impression that it was just a filmed video game, but that is likely how it happened. An excellent film.
Excellent portrayal of combat in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan when an intelligence operation goes wrong and a small group of Navy Seals are in a desperate flight for their lives.
A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor is a very intense film that thrills, horrifies and also punches home the simple point that individual acts of conscience can save lives, and even change the world. Whatever your political feelings about the War in Afghanistan, remember that this happened to four young men, no doubt the brightest stars of loving families and represents the sacrifice that those who serve are willing to give for our freedom!
Due to its intensity, I do not recommend this for viewing by anyone under the age of 18 unless they are contemplating military service.
Excellent!! A true tribute to these Navy Seals and all the brave servicemen who have sacrificed everything for their country and fellow Americans. Thank you!!
This was disappointing. Most of the movie consisted of a graphic, never-ending firefight. There was very minimal character development. The only outcome a viewer was looking for was for the movie to finally end.
A Rip-roaring story! It grabs you from the neck at the beginning and does not let up! Now I want to read the book!
This is must see in the same way Blackhawk Down is a must see. The terror of our wars is real, and so is the human damage.
I should mention that I read the book before seeing this movie and decide to watch the movie because I was so impressed by the book. That said, the movie was a huge disappointment. They turned a true and very moving story into a Hollywood action film. This story and those brave men deserved better!