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Lone Survivor Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Berg's film is beautifully shot and thrillingly paced; he and his actors have a real affection for these men and feel a real duty to portray them honorably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Mecca
The Film Stage
June 21, 2016
Berg's direction is as energetic as ever, and there's rarely a moment that's not both engaging and horrifying to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 5, 2016
'Survivor' has a 'you are there' feeling; sound-barrier-breaking rounds, RPG explosions, and Navy SEAL-scripting of real firefight lingo: 'Left is not good! Right is good!'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 15, 2016
"Lone Survivor" isn't a classic, but it's a modestly affecting war pic that artfully pays tribute to some real American heroes - exactly what it sets out to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Rico
About.com
November 7, 2015
This is war at its most thrilling!
Full Review | Original Score: 1-5
Rachel Metz
Palo Alto Weekly
October 10, 2015
The unwillingness to "engage" in larger questions disconcertingly reduces a real-life tragedy to an action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 Villaça
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
The Sunday Age
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
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