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Based on 44 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 80 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Like the best war movies, Lone Survivor laces action with moral questions that haunt and provoke. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Lone Survivor, from start to finish, is a tale of disaster, of bad luck and bad communication, perhaps even faulty planning, though that's hard to say. So the movie loses the common touch of average folk trying to get by, while also losing some of the pleasure of watching a crack unit at work. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Survivor is a pummeling, frenzied ride, one of fall's most charged action films. The gunfights and rocket-propelled grenades are palpable, and Berg manages to make the chaos followable. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    All four performances are first-rate, and the action is staged with shattering intensity. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The middle 40 minutes of Lone Survivor have to be some of the toughest battle scenes in Hollywood history - an epic, close-range firefight that finds the SEALs throwing themselves down rock faces like superheroes. Only they aren't superheroes - they bleed, they break. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Peter Berg’s ultra-bloody battle film “Lone Survivor” is ultimately more grueling than satisfying. It’s more carnage than cinema. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is rugged, skilled, relentless, determined, narrow-minded and focused, everything that a soldier must be when his life is on the line. show more

  • 68
    William Goss

    Ultimately seems at war with itself, torn between its duties as an entertaining, engaging movie and a somber, sincere memorial, and in splitting the difference, the film effectively assaults its audience almost as aggressively as its subjects. show more

  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Berg is relentlessly unsparing. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Lone Survivor is primarily about the unflinching bravery of SEALs executing their mission and looking out for one another, even as they’re coming to grips with the reality of how this thing is going to end. show more

  • June 17, 2014 Sir Raymond
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    An enjoyable movie. Tons of action as you would expect from a war movie. One of this yrs. better movies.

  • March 28, 2014 ye00000000187270
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    Gritting, moving, powerful. You FEEL this movie while you are watching. It left me in wonder of how these men, and Marcus, have such strength and face such insurmountable odds with bravery.

  • February 22, 2014 cdavecrz
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    Great depiction of event. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth over why,,, why are we there,, why the choice they made,,,. Combat good.

  • February 19, 2014 pw00000000181940
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    great movie as a former marine nice to see our seals in action.

  • February 12, 2014 Dean
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    A good flick. Not worth four stars. Just a good flick.

  • February 08, 2014 vf00000000179594
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    Great movie, pretty intense. highly recommend.

  • February 04, 2014 Scott
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    Read the book for even more detail. They kept their ethics knowing it could cost them their lives. What would you do? This is the true side of war like Saving Private Ryan and Band Of Brothers but is a true story. Thank you Marcus Luttrell for letting me know you and your comrades!

  • February 04, 2014 Jack
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    Great movie. Made you stop and think about the decisions you have to make in the heat of combat.

  • February 03, 2014 onlyme772
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    What a see what these Navy Seals encountered...was hard for me to watch at times.

  • January 30, 2014 tdanoch
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    Simply one of the best acted and best movie of any genre. You can\'t believe the critics, They actually liked \"Her\".


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