Lone Survivor

2013, War/Drama, 2h 1m

227 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

What to know

critics consensus

A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Lone Survivor Videos

Lone Survivor Photos

Movie Info

In 2005 Afghanistan, Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matthew "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) deploy on a mission of surveillance and to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Though spotted by goatherds, Luttrell and his team decide not to kill them. But one of the Afghans alerts a group of Taliban fighters to the invaders, and a terrible battle ensues, in which the SEALs find themselves hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.

Cast & Crew

Mark Wahlberg
Marcus Luttrell
Taylor Kitsch
Mike Murphy
Eric Bana
Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen
Emile Hirsch
Danny Dietz
Ben Foster
Matthew Axelson
Yousuf Azami
Ahmad Shah
Peter Berg
Screenwriter
George Furla
Executive Producer
Simon Fawcett
Executive Producer
Braden Aftergood
Executive Producer
Louis G. Friedman
Executive Producer
Remington Chase
Executive Producer
Stepan Martirosyan
Executive Producer
Adi Shankar
Executive Producer
Spencer Silna
Executive Producer
Mark Damon
Executive Producer
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Lone Survivor

Critic Reviews for Lone Survivor

All Critics (227) | Top Critics (63) | Fresh (170) | Rotten (57)

  • Peter Berg's latest directorial effort, the Navy SEALs drama Lone Survivor, is no better than a limp retelling that fails to get underneath the surface of the actual story.

    September 5, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • Despite the lack of character development, watching these guys struggle to prevail was enthralling and heartbreaking all at once.

    April 23, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • 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.

    February 18, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While the violence is horrifying, the encasing narrative is perversely "heroic", with corn-fed dialogue presented as solidly non-ironic, and images of the real-life combatants used to stirring, manipulative ends.

    February 1, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Peter Berg goes beyond the call of duty to forge a bond between the audience and the film's forlorn, leaving us hoping that the expected doesn't end up coming true.

    June 10, 2021 | Full Review…
  • At its core it isn't a propaganda film or a slice of patriotism; instead it's a stark reminder of the camaraderie of soldiers in the field.

    February 1, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lone Survivor

  • Apr 22, 2017
    Lone Survivor's pulse-pounding combat and emotional grips make for a dramatic portrayal of brothers in arms. Mark Wahlberg and the rest of his comrades, along with a striking direction from Peter Berg, do a just treatment that compliment the courageous individuals in uniform and those who contributed in their fight for survival. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2016
    What's starting out like a Special Forced recruitment video soon follows the well known paths of war survival films. That's decently acted and filmed, especially during the action scenes, but remains thematically undecided between hurray-patriotism and portraying the ugliness of violence. The film ends up being fair towards Muslims and pays tribute to the souls lost in the actual case, you gotta appreciate that. But the result remains overall unsatisfying on all accounts.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 04, 2015
    It's not just a terrible film, it's an insult to the men who died on this mission.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2014
    I didn't find this film particularly moving or powerful, other than in knowing from the title credits that it's based on actual events. Undoubtedly the soldiers on which the film was based were true heroes, but there was not much humanity or likability portrayed by the actors in this film. (This is surprising for me given that Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster star in the film!) The film was technically strong, but I didn't come away with the Jingoistic enthusiasm I would have expected from a film like this.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

Lone Survivor Quotes

Movie & TV guides