Special Forces

 15%

of critics liked it

53%

of users liked it

In theaters Oct 12, 2012
R, 1 hr. 47 min.

Movie Info

Synopsis: In Stéphane Rybojad's Special Forces, war correspondent Elsa Cassanova (Diane Kruger) is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free
Director: Stéphane Rybojad
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Theater Release: Oct 12, 2012
DVD Release: Feb 18, 2013

Critic Reviews

  • If you turned the sound off and removed the subtitles, you might actually think you were watching an old Hollywood shoot-'em-up. More...
  • "Special Forces" aims to inspire but ends up wallowing in melodrama. More...
  • It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action. More...
  • An uneven effort ... More...
  • Could have been hilariously subversive if director Stéphane Rybojad had pushed it further. More...
  • "Special Forces" has nothing constructive to say about bravery or the conflict in Afghanistan. It's just mindless action, and boring to boot. More...
  • Stephane Rybojad has seen too many Hollywood action movies, because the director of this overwrought and borderline laughable French war film copies many of them. More...
  • Predictable and run of the mill with terrible music and the most generic editing around, Special Forces feels like it lasts the 11 days it chronicles. More...
  • Imagine Saving Private Ryan relocated to Afghanistan and Pakistan and you have the gist of first-time feature filmmaker Stéphane Rybojad's actioner about the rescue of a French journalist marked for death by the Taliban. More...
  • Solid entertainment, a chest-thumping (and reporter-hating) recruiting film in the "Act of Valor" mold - but with a French accent. More...

User Reviews

  • It's solid entertainment. An action movie that almost hits all the right notes. A fantastic men-on-a-mission action flick with great characters and...
  • Enjoyed it, nthing spectacular but a lot better than some yank glory hunting version