REVIEW: Lone Survivor

Posted Tuesday, December 24th 2013 @ 10am  by Shelli Sonstein

The title  tells the story in this very-hard-to-watch story of Navy Seals who died heroes in Afghanistan.  In fact,  we learn  the identity of the  lone survivor in the opening  scene.  So the outcome  is never in doubt. Still there are a few revelations along the way.

Mark Wahlberg , Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster , Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana are all in top form. But we don’t get much back story to these real-life heroes. So we don’t know all that much about them . Most of the film is spent in the thick of a very-out manned  skirmish.  It’s  grueling and gruesome. And amazing that anyone could have this much bravery.

2-and-a-half stars







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