Lone Survivor Reviews

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Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
Despite the lack of character development, watching these guys struggle to prevail was enthralling and heartbreaking all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Liam Nicholls
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
Whatever the political undercurrent at work, every so often you have to remind yourself that this happened to four young men, no doubt the brightest stars of loving families.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
Peter Berg is effectively offering four Rambos for the price of one - the Seals' bullet-whistling gunfight scenes are a combination of Saving Private Ryan on a ridge, Heat on a hill and Open Range out in the open. Bang, bang, bang! And bang again!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2014
Lone Survivor comes off as a celebration of the martyred American soldier, that myth that makes it that much easier for old men to send young men to their deaths.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/10
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 21, 2014
Knowing the outcome tends to lessen the intensity of the well-shot action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 7, 2014
"Lone Survivor" thrills, horrifies and also punches home the simple point that individual acts of conscience can save lives, and even change the world.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 20, 2014
Encontra seus melhores momentos em suas sequências de ação.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
March 2, 2014
This is an intense film. You get a clear sense of the panic these guys felt and the hopelessness of their situation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 27, 2014
Narrative cohesion is not the film's strong suit, but battlefield authenticity most certainly is.
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
February 27, 2014
Lone Survivor is a proficiently-made film with plenty to enjoy, but truly embracing it is difficult outside of an American context.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Scantlebury
Flicks.co.nz
February 27, 2014
Lone Survivor is a proficiently-made film with plenty to enjoy, but truly embracing it is difficult outside of an American context.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
February 24, 2014
The most harrowing combat film since Saving Private Ryan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Craig Mathieson
Sydney Morning Herald
February 24, 2014
Small in scale but just as intense, Lone Survivor's extended battle recalls the opening of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. like its hardy protagonists, is determined to get the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2014
If there's one major message at the core of Peter Berg's outstanding, realistic, fact-based war film it's that no amount of new-fangled military technology can take away from the brutality and human cost of frontline fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Ward
Trespass
February 21, 2014
Though the film predictably finishes on just one of its number, it is in the many that Lone Survivor's components best succeed.
Lex Hall
FILMINK (Australia)
February 21, 2014
Not since Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down has there been such a vivid account of a mission gone wrong.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 21, 2014
If Mark Wahlberg stars as an interesting character, the movie has a fighting chance at the box office - and this one became a hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
February 19, 2014
It will be remembered for its bone-breaking, blood-splattering, white-knuckle skirmish - not for its performances, characters, plot or dialogue. On this level, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Evan Williams
The Australian
February 18, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2014
The film doesn't glorify war, it pays tribute to courage and determination; while it doesn't play politics, it does show the Taliban as vicious, bloodthirsty and mercil
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