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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 68
    William GossFilm.com

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

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