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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mark Wahlberg
Ben Foster
Emile Hirsch
Taylor Kitsch
Eric Bana
Alexander Ludwig
Jerry Ferrara
Yousuf Azami
Directors
Peter Berg
Screenwriters
Peter Berg
Running Time
121 minutes

Lone Survivor
Courage under fire


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Lone Survivor

Plot
During a covert mission to take out a notorious Taliban commander, Four US Navy SEALs (Wahlberg, Kitsch, Hirsch and Foster) are stumbled upon by Afghan goatherds. Their position compromised, the squad retreats deep into the mountains, outnumbered and outgunned by a pursuing Taliban force.


Verdict
A severe portrait of fortitude under extreme pressure, somewhat marred by blinkered politics.


Reviewed by James Dyer

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