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Lone Survivor

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Lone Survivor

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
121 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/10/14
performer:
Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch, Mark Wahlberg
director:
Peter Berg
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Zero Dark Thirty showcased the talents of the elite Navy SEALs at a moment of triumph, but not every mission has such a happy ending. In 2005 four SEALs were ambushed by Taliban forces in the Afghan mountains, a fubar situation that ultimately cost 19 American servicemen their lives. The one hero who made it home was Marcus Luttrell, whose best-selling 2007 account of the ordeal is the basis for the film. The training and physical demands of playing Luttrell were shocking, even to the ultrafit Mark Wahlberg. ”We wanted to make it as real as possible,” says the actor. ”I didn’t do anything [athletic] for two months afterwards because I was so beat up.”