Miraculous, intense, and patriotic. This movie was outstanding and beyond. Full of compassion and showed the true face of what our soldiers can go through and what they have. It is a celebration of sacrifice and triumph. Excellent film making made sure that it was as accurate as possible. I highly recommend this movie to those who have a true interest in war movies. Defiantly the best since Saving Private Ryan and the TV series Band of Brothers.
bravo! to all involved! i had to see this movie today! it is true to life. a masterpiece! the afghan war, the iraq war, the vietnam war, are all fought without public understanding, approval, and, most terrible of all for soldiers, backing! they gave their all! i feel good to be an american again! i am grateful to these men for being able to sleep in my own bed tonight. i went to the zoo today. when did the iraqis, saudis, vietnamese, afghans, go to the zoo? you use the word "zoo" around them, and, you will get a blank! this is oscar material, gentlemen!! this movie, "lone survivor", was written with blood still on this soldier's hands! this is war! this is the way it is! this is why we need to see these movies every time they come out.
I'm surprised at the reviews calling the film "too patriotic" or even "jingoistic." I found it to be well-acted and notably lacking in what some might call flag-waving or in politics of any sort. These guys are heroic to be true to themselves and strong for their "brothers." They don't care who's president or defense secretary. Unfortunately, the script and film are NOT lacking in cliches. You've seen 'em all and will see them again. It also does a poor job of helping us establish emotional connections with the men who (obviously) are going to lose their lives. Violence of all sorts is extremely brutal and I had to look away at times ... but that's one of the points of a fact-based war movie, right -- that those who lived it did not have the option to look away?
This movie is what my sister and her girlfriends would call a “**** Flick”, which is, of course, a play on the term “Chick Flick”. It oozes so much testosterone that is literally drips off of the screen. I have never been a fan of war movies, especially American ones. In fact the last American war film I actually appreciated was “The Hurt Locker”, which was much better directed than this blood bath. I mean, this film is well acted and the photography is wonderful, but the direction is not up to great standards and the script is kind of uneven and lacks a sense of humor which a film like this really does need. The film works best when it briefly explores the relationship between Wahlberg and some villagers.
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-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.
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 **** and it is not good enough to be one of my favorite film
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films (EFO Films),
Closest to the Hole Productions,
Weed Road Pictures