• 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Release Date: January 15th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2016

R |2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

On Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, an officer for the Foreign Service. Stationed less than one mile away are members (James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini) of the Annex Security Team, former soldiers assigned to protect operatives and diplomats in the city. As the assault rages on, the six men engage the combatants in a fierce firefight to save the lives of the remaining Americans.

Cast: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Dominic Fumusa, Matt Letscher, David Denman

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: Thriller , Drama , War

Production Co: 3 Arts Entertainment, Bay Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Brooding , Intense , Emotional , Office , Murder , Rescue , 2010s , Soldier , Sacrifice , Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    To use what, under the circumstances, is a far too convenient metaphor, Bay is interested in accelerating from zero to 100 as quickly as possible and then maintaining speed, rather than skillfully shifting gears and adjusting speeds based on curves, hills and road conditions. In this case, he gets you there, but you know the ride could have been a lot more varied and nuanced. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    13 Hours, by its very subject matter, can't help but tap into the confluent veins of politics and patriotism. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie is a relentlessly intense, grotesquely overblown and numbingly long account of extraordinary heroism on the part of six American security operators in the midst of horrific chaos. show more

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