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Murph: The Protector (2013)




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MURPH: The Protector is a feature-length documentary based on LT Michael Murphy's life of honor, courage and commitment, as told by his friends, family and teammates. Michael was raised in Patchogue, New York, attended Penn State University and then joined the U.S. Navy to serve in the SEAL Teams. Well-known for his selflessness, Michael gave his life for his men in 2005 and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007. His legacy now lives on in this moving portrait of a real American hero.

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Critic Reviews for Murph: The Protector

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A one-note hagiography, no matter how convincing and affecting its portrait of unimpeachable courage.

Full Review… | April 1, 2013
Village Voice
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By celebrating an actual American hero, "Murph" reminds audiences that bells and whistles, budgets and effects aren't necessary so long as filmmakers have human stories of bravery and valor to tell.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013
Washington Post
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"Murph: The Protector" reminds us of the valor expended on distant front lines and the holes left at home.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
New York Times
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The story of Lt. Michael P. Murphy's life doesn't need to be hyped, and Murph: The Protector does a good job of staying out of its way.

Full Review… | July 14, 2016
Washington Free Beacon

... a documentary with the limited but entirely honorable mission of commemorating the life and sacrifice of Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who died in a firefight in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan in June 2005.

Full Review… | April 26, 2013
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A poignant and inspirational tribute to Lieutenant Michael Patrick Murphy.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

Audience Reviews for Murph: The Protector

Good insight into a man with an average upbringing that elevated himself to a life that embodies extreme courage and honor. In addition, it reinforces the message that this is only achievable with a true desire to give with no expectation of anything in return.

Phil Thomas
Phil Thomas

This film reminds us all and teaches younger generations that true heroes exist and they don't always wear capes. Director Scott Mactavish helped open the door to this great Americans life and did so with class and tremendous passion. I ordered my DVD in June 2012 and I can't wait to watch it again with my 7 year old to show him what a real hero looks like. This truly is the best documentary I have ever seen. Bravo.

Chris Heeg
Chris Heeg

Shows a true American hero. Someone kids should look up to rather then Peyton Manning, Lebron, David Beckham, etc. If this didn't make you want to be a better person. You have no respect for what these men have done. God bless Lt. Murphy and his family and anyone who knew him. Our country is a safer place because people such as himself step up. Hooah. - Pfc. Hale, Cavalry Scout.

Brandon Hale
Brandon Hale

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