Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 27, 2013
7.5
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SK123Jan 15, 2014
This film takes the generally gruesome and at times utterly horrific slaughter of a small group of US soliders and civilians and uses it as a platform to promote that US military. Jingoistic overtones of patroitism, home and country tryThis film takes the generally gruesome and at times utterly horrific slaughter of a small group of US soliders and civilians and uses it as a platform to promote that US military. Jingoistic overtones of patroitism, home and country try unsuccessfully to pave over the blood, gore and misery of young men with wives, babies and small children killed in Afganistan to support the imperialist asperations of corrupt US elites.

I was left feeling saddened and in no small way nausiated. To make matters worse at the end we get to see these people in happier times with wives and the part that really upset me small babies and children.

Just as bad in one sense too was the films compulsion to exaggerate the specifics surrounding the actual death of these men as if the truth somehow detracted from their bravery. The enemy multiplied from the true number of 10 combatants to over 200 or more. To make these people seem more less worthy and more villianous they were presented as Taliban which was strictly not the case. They were aligned with the Taliban but then show me a Afgan combatant who does not at least have a passing relationship with them.

If this films sends a message to US voters as it did to me it would be get rid of your two main parties and find some decent ethical people to vote for. The current mob are an elitist immoral disgrace who worship death and conquest at any cost over simple human decency and respect for life.
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noved15Jan 8, 2014
The warfare and battle genre is depicted quite flashy and irrelevant these days, be it as it may in Lone Survivor, there is actual emotion in there. Within the realms of hollow characters and dull editing, Mark Wahlberg's big movie to kickThe warfare and battle genre is depicted quite flashy and irrelevant these days, be it as it may in Lone Survivor, there is actual emotion in there. Within the realms of hollow characters and dull editing, Mark Wahlberg's big movie to kick off a year where is in something bigger in the oncoming train wreck of Transformers, he has just set the bar. Clearly trying to emote something heartfelt and crushing here, it falls to the depths of boredom without a doubt. Sometimes these movies fly high, but most crash the surface of dry sand with no penetration, I couldn't care less about this dribble. Expand
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lukechristianscMar 6, 2014
this is something that is not that cool Mark Whalberg was better in ted . i there is not enough gore and i do not like this it stunk major . this sucks and it is not good enough to be one of my favorite film
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Mosh603Dec 28, 2014
This movie was based on a true story, and it is extremely sad what happened to the SEAL team. But sadly, the movie was a complete snooze. It is two hours long and an hour and a half of it is pretty dull dialogue. The movie is action-packedThis movie was based on a true story, and it is extremely sad what happened to the SEAL team. But sadly, the movie was a complete snooze. It is two hours long and an hour and a half of it is pretty dull dialogue. The movie is action-packed for the last 30 or so minutes, but even that wasn't all that good. It was not shot well, and Mark Whalberg's cheesy southwestern accent was comical. Not worth seeing. Expand
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