Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Nov 9, 2012
    50
    Intra-team melodrama doesn't distract from the film's focus so much as it illustrates it: again and again, the boys declare their need for payback.
  2. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Nov 9, 2012
    50
    The filmmaking is at times derivative and heavy-handed, and the score is unrelenting and unbearable: an electronic thumpa-thumpa pounding that sounds like music to inject blood boosters by.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Nov 9, 2012
    70
    It's a strange amalgam of behind-the-scenes imagining, video simulations, archival footage and patriotic odes to the military regarding a rather recent event.
  4. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Nov 9, 2012
    50
    The movie holds these men and women up as heroes, but it makes them rather bland cardboard cutouts.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Nov 9, 2012
    50
    SEAL Team Six, though inevitably exciting in its conclusion and touching at times, refuses to commit either way. This failure of nerve not only dooms the film as both docu--and drama but also contradicts its main theme.
  6. Reviewed by: Sohrab Ahmari
    Nov 9, 2012
    50
    SEAL Team Six offers no new revelations, and the plot's factual background will be familiar to most viewers.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 9, 2012
    40
    Fine actors like William Fichtner, Robert Knepper and Anson Mount lend some credibility, but almost all of it is paper-thin, relying on Paul Haslinger's pulsating score to maintain and heighten a sense of tension.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Nov 9, 2012
    67
    It's a decently made but hardly exceptional movie without any high wattage star power but with a few familiar faces.
  9. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Nov 9, 2012
    40
    In essence, SEAL Team Six plays like a slightly longer, much cheesier version of a Homeland episode.
  10. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Nov 9, 2012
    40
    SEAL Team Six, a shallow TV movie about the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden, stars a bevy of beefcakes in Navy SEAL costumes--and Barack Obama.
  11. Reviewed by: Rob Brunner
    Nov 9, 2012
    67
    [A] workmanlike and occasionally hokey retelling of now-familiar events. [2 Nov 2012, p.64]
  12. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Nov 9, 2012
    67
    Not great, not terrible--just your standard-issue TV movie about a well-known historic event.
  13. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 9, 2012
    58
    Seal Team Six won't sway undecided voters; it also won't entertain many, either.
User Score
4.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Feb 15, 2014
    3
    It shows a decent concept of what the Seal team six might have felt and went through during the raid, but just doesn't emphasize the feelings and emotions it should. Full Review »