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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)



Critic Consensus: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a comparatively mature and restrained effort from Michael Bay, albeit one that can't quite boast the impact its fact-based story deserves.

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Based on the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.

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Toby Stephens
as Glen 'Bub' Doherty
David Costabile
as The Chief
Alexia Barlier
as Sona Jillani
Demetrius Grosse
as DS Agent Dave Ubben
David Giuntoli
as Scott Wickland
Freddie Stroma
as Brit Vaynor
Wrenn Schmidt
as Becky Silva
Liisa Evastina
as CIA Agent
Julie Daniels
as GRS Wife
Andrei Claude
as Bandolier Militiaman
Kenny Sheard
as Delta 1
Davide Tucci
as Defence Attache
Steffi Thake
as Chief's Assistant
Kevin Kent
as DS Agent Vincent
Frida Cauchi
as Fareed's Wife
Larissa Bonaci
as CIA Agent
Erica Muscat
as CIA Operative
Joost Janssen
as Tripoli GRS Operator #1
Ben Affan
as Neighbor
Len Anderson, IV
as F-16 Fighter Pilot #1
Nikovich Sammut
as Security Police Officer
John Deignan
as General Carter Ham
David Furr
as DS Alec
Jonathan Pyatt
as CIA Operative
Sope Aluko
as BBC News Anchor
Joe Azzopardi
as 17th Feb Militia
Marc Cabourdin
as CIA Agent
Alan Paris
as Deputy Chief
Andre Agius
as 17th Feb Militiaman
Nicholas Tabone
as CIA Staff
Marcus Arvidsson
as Security Police Officer
Wesley Ellul
as Nerdy Computer CIA Staffer
Ayoub Aghil
as Sinister Man
Mike West
as CIA Operative
Mansor Trbalce
as Libyan Guard
Yuric Allison
as Linguist
Saif Braik
as Camo headwrap
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Critic Reviews for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

All Critics (221) | Top Critics (45)

Bay certainly has a style of his own, albeit one that again harks back to the 1980s -- an even more cartoonish variant on the music-video bombast pioneered by directors such as Tony Scott.

February 25, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a movie for anyone who saw The Hurt Locker and thought, "You know what would make this really good? If they got six really muscley dudes with machineguns to come in and blow away all the Arabs."

January 28, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's undeniably spectacular in its own juddering, pyrotechnical, Armageddon-ish fashion, but it's also a film that leads a very rancid taste.

January 28, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The title should give you some idea of how long this two-and-a-half hour film really feels.

January 28, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Everything you'd expect from Bay is here with bells on - the macho provocation, the sound and fury, and the diabolical pleasure in reducing everything to rubble and bloody mush.

January 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's all so hateful. Hates women. Hates talking. Hates tact. Loves guns.

January 26, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi


Sure, in the beginning and end there is the usual "cool US boys" banter and family videos with a certain disdain for anyone who doesn't know how to shoot and kill. However, the long middle section of the events is high adrenaline action, both uncomfortable and engaging. Bay knows how to film and cut such scenes and they make for a very entertaining film. Whether this has much to do with what actually happened in Benghazi that night is for someone else to decide. Other director's like Bigelow would have made a much more political film, but as far as the action goes there is nothing to complain here.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


A slow beginning to a rather action packed, tension filled ending! if you liked American Sniper and/or The Lone Survivor, then you'll enjoy this.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


"13 Hours" is the kind of picture that harkens back to the Michael Bay of old; specifically the Michael Bay of "The Rock." His strength has always been highly polished action, and the surprise here isn't that his latest is an impressively mounted action film, but alas a rather coherent one as well.

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

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