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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

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