Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Peter Berg (2013)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Beautifully made but brutal and as gung ho as they come, Peter Berg's action movie is pure Viagra for anyone turned on by military hardware, soldier speak and noisy combat. Based on a true story, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch (a refugee from Berg's equally jingoistic Battleship) as members of a small Navy SEAL hit squad who are dropped deep behind enemy lines in Afghanistan to find and kill a top Taliban warlord. But when the mission is compromised, the SEALs find themselves under attack from 200 insurgents and forced to flee for their lives. The ferocious running firefight that ensues takes up a sizeable portion of the film's two-hour running time, as bullets fly, blood spurts, bones break and a band of brothers bonds. It's unrelenting stuff and rarely a pleasant watch, but those with a stomach for this kind of thing will find it hard to take their eyes off it.


Four American soldiers are sent on a mission into the mountains of Afghanistan to track down and eliminate a high-ranking terrorist leader. They soon find themselves faced with a terrible moral dilemma and a battle for survival against overwhelming odds. Fact-based drama, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

Cast & Crew

Marcus Luttrell Mark Wahlberg
Michael Murphy Taylor Kitsch
Danny Dietz Emile Hirsch
Erik Kristensen Eric Bana
Matt "Axe" Axelson Ben Foster (1)
Mohammad Gulab Ali Suliman
Shane Patton Alexander Ludwig
Ahmad Shah Yousuf Azami
Taraq Sammy Sheik
Director Peter Berg
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Other Information

Language: English, Pashto, Dari +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 31 Jan 2014