|Lone Survivor (2013)|
|Rating: 7.5/10 (217,421 votes)
Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (book), Patrick Robinson (book)
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster
Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Released: 10 Jan 2014
|Plot: Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.|
We had the nephews over a couple of weekends ago, and got this movie from Redbox.
I’ve seen some user reviews comparing Lone Survivor to Saving Private Ryan. I’m sorry, but Lone Survivor, while a pretty good movie, is just in the same league with Saving Private Ryan.
The acting was not terrible, and overall it was a good story (based on a true story of course), but some of the dialogue was a little strained. The cinematography and sound design were excellent, and I believe it received a couple of Oscar nominations for these technical aspects. I can see why.