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Lone Survivor (2014)



Critic Consensus: A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism.

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LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. LONE SURVIVOR will be released by Universal Pictures in platform engagements on Friday, December 27, 2013, and will go wide on Friday, January 10, 2014. (c) Universal Pictures

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Ben Foster
as Matt Axelson
Mark Wahlberg
as Marcus Luttrell
Emile Hirsch
as Danny Dietz
Taylor Kitsch
as Mike Murphy
Eric Bana
as Erik Kristensen
Alexander Ludwig
as Shane Patton
Rich Ting
as James Suh
Jerry Ferrara
as Hasslert
Rick Vargas
as Crew Chief
Scott Elrod
as QRF Seal
Gregory Rockwood
as Chinook Pilot No. 1
Ryan Kay
as Chinook Pilot No. 2
Patrick Griffin
as Chinook Co-Pilot
Josh Berry
as Communication SEAL
Eric Steinig
as SEAL Lieutenant
David Shepard
as CJSOTF Commander
Justin Tade
as CJSOTF Marine
Sterling Jones
as Bagram Comms Guy
Jason Riggins
as 50 Cal Gunner
Matthew Page
as Army Intel Guy
Danny Arroyo
as Teenage Goat Boy
Zarin Rahimi
as Goat Man
Rohan Chand
as Gulab's Young Son
Anthony McKenzie
as TOC Sr. Air Officer
Brian Call
Peter Bici
as Communication SEAL Perry
Henry Penzi
as Villager
Robert Loerke
as Captain Jacoby
Kurt Carlson
as Captain Lovas
Daniel Fulcoly
as Lt. Andrews
Robert Doudell
as Village Elder
Jim Cusic
as PJ No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Lone Survivor

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An occasionally smart script - and four excellent actors - keep the project grounded.

January 31, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Replete with a certain kind of self-importance and self-forgiveness, this Afghan war movie starring Mark Wahlberg has a distinctively martyred America-at-bay feel.

January 30, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There are nuggets of honesty amid the gung-ho jingoism in Peter Berg's starry-eyed war story.

January 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film alternates between the pulverisingly immediate and dismayingly generic.

January 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[The second act] is the core of the film, and it works very well. What falls on either side has been designed to support it, but comes close to achieving the opposite.

January 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Lone Survivor isn't always sophisticated ... But there's moral complexity and a climax in an Afghan village which is tense and surprisingly moving.

January 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lone Survivor


The title and initial scenes make the film quite predictable, but this is compensated by a surprisingly brutal second act with a first-rate sound job. The only problem is that Berg is too concerned about making it a brainless pro-troop action movie, something clearer in the movie's stupid third act.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Lone Survivor's pulse-pounding combat and emotional grips make for a dramatic portrayal of brothers in arms. Mark Wahlberg and the rest of his comrades, along with a striking direction from Peter Berg, do a just treatment that compliment the courageous individuals in uniform and those who contributed in their fight for survival. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


What's starting out like a Special Forced recruitment video soon follows the well known paths of war survival films. That's decently acted and filmed, especially during the action scenes, but remains thematically undecided between hurray-patriotism and portraying the ugliness of violence. The film ends up being fair towards Muslims and pays tribute to the souls lost in the actual case, you gotta appreciate that. But the result remains overall unsatisfying on all accounts.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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