Four Navy Seals are in Afghanistan on a covert mission to neutralise a high-ranking Taliban operative. An act of humanity - letting go of three goatherds who have spotted them - lands them in an ambush.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch, the film based on real-life events has been directed by Peter Berg.
War porn this is not. The film is going to scar you, make you flinch and will leave you wondering about the ethical and moral conundrum that is war.Ashley Clark of Time Out writes, "After some pedestrian scene-setting, Lone Survivor hits its stride as the mission begins. Whatever the moral implications of presenting extreme physical destruction as entertainment, few films can lay claim to such a sustained, technically impressive rendering of the consequences of combat on the human body. Its most bracing scene, bolstered by appallingly realistic stunt work and effects, sees the Seals tumble down a seemingly endless hill."