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75% Tomatometer 226 Reviews 87% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings In 2005 Afghanistan, Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matthew "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) deploy on a mission of surveillance and to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Though spotted by goatherds, Luttrell and his team decide not to kill them. But one of the Afghans alerts a group of Taliban fighters to the invaders, and a terrible battle ensues, in which the SEALs find themselves hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned. Read More Read Less Watch on Peaco*ck Stream Now

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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 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online Peter Berg's latest directorial effort, the Navy SEALs drama Lone Survivor, is no better than a limp retelling that fails to get underneath the surface of the actual story. Rated: D+ Sep 5, 2017 Full Review Lone Survivor | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Chris Stuckmann ChrisStuckmann.com Despite the lack of character development, watching these guys struggle to prevail was enthralling and heartbreaking all at once. Rated: B+ Apr 23, 2015 Full Review Lone Survivor | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Evan Williams The Australian For all its flaws it is both a gripping action thriller and an unforgettable depiction of the cold realities of war. My first reaction after seeing it was a simple one: this must be how it was. It may be the highest tribute I can pay. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 18, 2014 Full Review Lone Survivor | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Lone Survivor’s major saving grace is that it never resorts to actual flag-waving, but enough pro-military overtones subsist in the material to consider it an effective recruiting video. Rated: 2/4 Aug 18, 2022 Full Review Lone Survivor | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Howard Gorman NME (New Musical Express) Peter Berg goes beyond the call of duty to forge a bond between the audience and the film's forlorn, leaving us hoping that the expected doesn't end up coming true. Jun 10, 2021 Full Review Lone Survivor | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Richard Crouse Richard Crouse At its core it isn't a propaganda film or a slice of patriotism; instead it's a stark reminder of the camaraderie of soldiers in the field. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 1, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jonathan O Lone Survivor is really a heavy war movie with spectacular stunts and amazing sounds effects from Dolby Atoms and really great strong cast and directing and a perfect film to watch on memorial day and veterans day for our troops who are fighting for their freedom and family. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/27/24 Full Review David H Checked out after 45 minutes. Terrible script and pacing. Acting wasn't up to snuff either. Rated 1/5 Stars • Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Jason A movie to make any American's rod pop [8.6/10] Duck kid is best kid Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Maverick M Great movie. Highly re-watchable too. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/24 Full Review Gareth v A solid enough action movie that will keep you entertained but it really lacks in telling us the background of why this happened in any detail, and with that it feels a bit underbaked. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/24 Full Review Forged S This was an endurance test. If you like watching people getting tortured for hours, this is the movie for you. Once again, war movies are hit and miss for me, especially when they're based on, or inspired by, real life events and people. Hollywood has a way of embellishing the truth for cinematic reasons and this movie is really no different. Hence the reason I strictly focus on the content the movie offers and not it's accuracy. That being said, this movie ranks high on my list. Peter Berg knows how to direct action in such a way that you feel each cut, scrape and broken bone. The cast did a stellar job making the moral quandary the film poses and consequences of the choice the characters make feel human and it's through Berg's expert lens we're forced to live through that experience with them. I left this movie exhausted, emotionally and physically. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Peter Berg Director Mark Wahlberg Marcus Luttrell Taylor Kitsch Mike Murphy Eric Bana Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen Emile Hirsch Danny Dietz Ben Foster Matthew Axelson
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Synopsis In 2005 Afghanistan, Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matthew "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) deploy on a mission of surveillance and to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Though spotted by goatherds, Luttrell and his team decide not to kill them. But one of the Afghans alerts a group of Taliban fighters to the invaders, and a terrible battle ensues, in which the SEALs find themselves hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.

Director
Peter Berg

Producer
Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Randall Emmett, Norton Herrick, Barry Spikings, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Vitaly Grigoriants

Screenwriter
Peter Berg

Distributor
Universal Studios

Production Co
Envision Entertainment, Single Berry, Closest to the Hole, Spikings Entertainment, Leverage, Film 44, Emmett/Furla Films, Herrick Entertainment

Rating
R (Strong Bloody War Violence|Pervasive Language)

Genre
War, Drama

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 10, 2014, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 23, 2014

Box Office (Gross USA)
$125.1M

Runtime
2h 1m

Sound Mix
Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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