• Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor

Release Date: December 25th, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2014

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

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: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Sammy Sheik, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman

Director: Peter Berg

Genres: War , Drama

Production Co: Spikings Entertainment, Closest to the Hole, Single Berry, Film 44, Herrick Entertainment, Emmett/Furla Films, Leverage, Envision Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Studios

Keywords: Survival , Escape , 2000s , Rescue , Dark , Underdog , Soldier , Intense , Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)