13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi Reviews

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February 13, 2020
The frustrating thing about 13 Hours is that you can feel Bay wanting to get serious.
January 13, 2020
13 Hours is a typical Bay disaster, full of what would be called rookie mistakes had they been made by anyone else.
October 17, 2019
[The actors] take some of the most ridiculous dialogue and make it believable.
July 5, 2019
Bay handles the action sequences well, but his sense of patriotism often trumps his sense of moral complexity -- something that is sorely missing amid all the explosions in 13 Hours.
April 9, 2019
Yes, it's still patriotic explosions but Michael Bay has matured, Benghazi showing a more nuanced and balanced perspective from the bombastic director.
March 30, 2019
Undeniably reverent of the real-life heroes who risked and lost their lives, but we are ultimately let down with a cliched script and overly Hollywood production that ignores the harrowing complexities of modern war.
February 20, 2019
The film, while not without its share of real flaws, certainly offers something more than the usual big dumb [Michael] Bay business.
January 9, 2019
With [Krasinski's] winsome presence as the central character, 13 Hours has far more pathos and charm than I anticipated from a Bay military spectacle.
October 25, 2018
Bay allows this story to unfold, giving the audience the opportunity to understand the tragic circumstances of this horrendous attack.
August 30, 2018
The film highlights the contributions and sacrifices of the private armies of security people who work in the Middle East in exceptionally dangerous circumstances.
August 30, 2018
Politics aside, 13 Hours is just a dull and poorly assembled grab for ticket sales. The film is visually hard to follow, never fully invests in its characters, and never gets the audience to do the same.
August 27, 2018
13 Hours tells an exciting story in the most boring way possible, like a patronizing picture book describing warfare.
August 21, 2018
"This is a true story," Bay announces at the beginning of this misbegotten misfire. You know, because more responsible wording like "based on" is strictly for wusses.
March 6, 2018
13 Hours gives honor where honor is due.
December 4, 2017
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi isn't required cinema for the action/war genre, but it satisfies as an adrenaline rush
November 7, 2017
The film's biggest draw is the action scenes.
October 31, 2017
There's plenty to cheer about and nothing really to reflect upon or celebrate. Save for the fact that, Bay had good intentions while making this movie based on real events.
October 25, 2017
It's typical Bay stuff -- jingoistic, heavy on gunfire and explosions, but so short of proper characterisation that by the end I had no idea which of the gun-toting, super-macho contractors were alive and which were dead.
October 16, 2017
... our typical loud, dumb, overlong Michael Bay celebration of guns, guys, and America.
June 26, 2017
Bay chooses to pander, by promoting a worldview that has no room for intellect or compassion, and reinforcing stereotypes. 13 Hours is a film made with no thought to its larger consequences.
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