Lone Survivor


Critic: Alex
Movie genre: War / Drama / Biography
Ontario Movie Rating : 14A
Opening date: January 10th 2014
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana
Director: Peter Berg
Tobacco Use: None

Based on the true story and novel by Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor recounts “Operation Red Wings”, a military mission by U.S. Navy Seals to assassinate Al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd.
Lone Survivor’s true calling card is it’s absolute realism, and unflinching depictions of the true events of four American Navy Seals. As a War movie, there is an expected level of violence, but not so much that it distracts the viewer from the film. The characters are all represented very powerfully, and the results are fantastic. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes true stories, or war films, with the only detractor being the high level of graphic violence which could put some off of the film.
There was tobacco use in the film by an extra. I was very happy however, that none of the main characters in the film used tobacco. This film is a perfect example of how a director can develop masculine, powerful heroes without the use of tobacco products.