Lone Survivor (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)

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Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative. The four men must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish. Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) le

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Lone Survivor (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)

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  1. Robin Simmons says:
    475 of 527 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    SUPERB, VISCERAL AND PROFOUNDLY RELEVANT, December 18, 2013
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    Robin Simmons (Palm Springs area, CA United States) –
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    This review is from: Lone Survivor (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)
    Brutal and intense, writer-director Peter Berg’s superb combat film, based on the vivid New York Times bestselling tale of heroism, takes a look at the 19 American deaths – and lone survivor – of an ill-fated incident in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

    Bloody and poetic, the incredible true story follows four Navy SEALS on a secret mission to kill a Taliban leader when they stumble across a trio of goat herders. The SEALS choose the difficult decision to release and not kill them. That act of mercy is rewarded by a relentless firestorm from at least forty Taliban fighters who quickly surround the four.

    Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch) are the brave SEALS. Ben Foster and Eric Bana also star. And they do justice to the real men they play – and honor. Berg’s smooth direction captures every horrific moment whether it’s a bullet’s impact or a treacherous fall. We always have a sense of where we are and the camera movement is not frantic but wide-eyed – it’s shot in the same way we remember frightening real-life moments. The editing is tight and the performances never seem anything but real. But in the end, it’s the big questions that linger. This ambiguity gives heft to this fine film and raises it to a level of meaningful contemporary art, especially with the ironic and satisfying ending that bookends the act of mercy the men showed to the goat herders.

    LONE SURVIVOR ranks with and is, in my opinion, superior to “Platoon,” “Battle of Algiers,” “Paths of Glory” and the sentimental, boring “Saving Private Ryan” in its visceral and moral intensity. But finally, this brilliant film is about our common humanity and not the the hell of war. Over the end credits, there are photos of the real soldiers who sacrificed their lives for what they believed to be a worthy cause. I wept.

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  2. DemonHunter58 says:
    224 of 250 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The very best military/war movie Hollywood has ever put out., March 24, 2014
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    This review is from: Lone Survivor (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)
    I really can’t add anything to the other reviews already on here, but will say that I spent nearly 60 months in Iraq and Afghanistan, both in the Army and as a civilian and am amazed that Hollywood finally nailed it. The realism of the terrain to the early Bagram scene to the SF camp to the villages and villagers was ridiculously authentic; sure Lattrell had alot to do with that. During my time as a civilian over, I worked for and lived with SEALS, Army SF, and MARSOC and those guys are a different breed, Berg and co portrayed this special group of men with precision. The casting was phenomenal, I cannot wait to pick this up when it’s released.

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  3. D.C. says:
    254 of 299 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gripping, Heart Wrenching, an Emotional Rollercoaster, December 28, 2013
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    D.C. (OR USA) –

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    This review is from: Lone Survivor (DVD)
    I was one of the lucky ones that got to see an early preview of this movie. Thank you Seal of Honor FB page for the link for the tickets.

    Let me start off by saying I was very familiar with this story before I saw the movie having read Lone Survivor book as well as the book by Sofrep on the rescue of Marcus Luttrell. I have read all of the books on Murph. I am so glad this movie was made, so more people can know the sacrifice made by our military and their families.

    Let me give you a little background on the premiere I was at – it was packed, people were trying to sneak sit in aisles because every seat in the theater was taken. I was lucky enough to have a group of 7 jack wagons behind me that were very vocal – always a bonus right? They had a comment about most of the people in the theater and especially the girls. Trust me by the time the movie started I knew which cup size they preferred as well as brunettes vs blonde. I was really worried that I was going to end up getting into with them if they were disrespectful in the movie. Guess what, never an issue. This movie was so emotionally wrenching that all I heard from them or really anyone in the audience was an occational, oh F*, or sniffling, yes sniffling. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. Didn’t matter if they were guy’s or girls.

    You read the book, you visualize it, but you don’t visualize how steep that freaking hill was, or how bad it was falling down it. You picture the fire fight, but just can’t quite get the overwhelming number they were against. This movie does a great job bringing it to life. You can’t really picture how bad the wounds were. I knew it in my head, but seeing it and the fact they keep going is just heart stopping and painful.

    Accuracy based on book – Mostly. Rescue of Marcus – a little more Hollywood. So not perfect, but I think what the movie was going for was getting the emotions right. The way I feel if is the families left behind are okay with this movie, I am not going to pick at it. Those are really the only people that have a right to say anything about details.

    I loved seeing how the guys interacted before they left, they did a good job of showing how tight knit the team was. It also brought out Matt Axelson and Danny Dietz and showcased them and their bravery. I think more people know about Murph or Marcus, and now they will know about Axe and Danny too. Also everyone on the chopper. The Seals and Night Stalkers.

    The worst part of this movie is knowing you are not getting the ending you want. You start hoping for it, you watch the fire fight, you know what is going to happen, and you are still devastated when it does.

    When we finally left the movie, there were still people just sitting with tears streaming down their face. So bring Kleenex. Don’t let that deter you from seeing it. I think this is the best war film ever made, I especially loved the tribute to all that gave their life at the end. Operation Red Wings is so heartbreaking, I have always said my hero’s wear dog tags not jerseys, and I hope more people feel that way after seeing this.

    Sorry if this is disjointed, it has been a couple weeks and I am still emotional about it. Maybe dumb, but I get super emotional over our military. I will be going to see this again when it is released and taking my Godsons to it. They need to know what sacrifices are made for our freedoms.

    ***Strong Language***Blood Spurts (not worse than a video game)***

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