• 12 Strong (2018)

12 Strong

Release Date: January 19th, 2018

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Hébert

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig

Genres: Drama , War

Production Co: Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry , Intense , Suspenseful , Sacrifice , Revenge , Underdog , Pursuit ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Unconcerned with context or tonal nuance, it frames itself as an action thriller with a signature moment that could have been lifted from an old western. show more

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    12 Strong wants to be triumphant but also mournful, rousing but also thoughtful in its chronicling of America’s place in a changing, complicated world. That tonal nuance is commendable...but the results are more muddled than thematically intricate. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's virtually all Hemsworth's show and he's entirely up to the task of carrying the film on his broad shoulders: He's charismatic, fearless, confident, jokey and a good old Kentucky boy who just wants to get the job done and return home to his wife and daughter. show more

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