Lone Survivor

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lone Survivor

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The story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative. They are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller.
Title: Lone survivor
Publisher: [Universal City, California] :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (122 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Bonus features: Bringing the story to light ; the fallen heroes of Operation Red Wings.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
Based on the book by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson.
Summary: The story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative. They are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.
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Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Emmett/Furla Films present a Film 44/Spikings Entertainment/Single Berry production, an Emmett/Furla Films/Herrick Entertainment/Envision Entertainment production, a Closet to the Hole/Leverage production ; a Peter Berg film ; produced by Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey ; produced by Randall Emmett, Norton Herrick ; produced by Barry Spikings, Akiva Goldsman ; produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson ; produced by Vitaly Grigoriants ; written by Peter Berg ; directed by Peter Berg
Credits: Music, Explosions in the Sky, Steve Jablonsky ; editor, Colby Parker, Jr. ; director of photography, Tobias Schlessler.
Performers: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch.
System Details: DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English and Spanish) and Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround (English DVS).
Other Language: English or dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles, optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired; closed-captioned in English.
Subject Headings: Afghan War, 2001- Personal narratives, American Drama. Afghan War, 2001- Campaigns Drama. Luttrell, Marcus Film adaptations. United States. Navy. SEALs Officers Drama. Luttrell, Marcus Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Action and adventure films.
War films.
Topical Term: Afghan War, 2001-
Afghan War, 2001-
Publisher No: 61125455
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Oct 20, 2014
  • auntiejackie rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not a big fan of Mark Wahlburg and was disappointed when you start off the movie knowing he was playing the Lone Survivor.

Otherwise, movie was okay. I would never have guessed that a real life person could survive basically throwing themselves off cliffs not once or twice but three times. Since I don't know which is "true story" and which is "based on a true story", I can't speak to the authenticity of that part. I didn't feel like I wasted that time, but it's not something I'm going to watch again.

Oct 20, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Maybe it's me - I don't usually watch war movies but do like to watch movies about true events, so that's why I chose this film. Maybe I was not paying close enough attention or something, but I could never figure out who was who or what was actually going on. Maybe if I had read about it before seeing the movie I would have enjoyed this movie more.

Oct 16, 2014
  • JOSEPH DENHAM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a great war movie until the last 15 minutes or so. Everything we saw during the first 95 minutes was pretty much what really happened. It was very smartly filmed and very realistic. However, the fictional part about an Afghan village rising up and fighting the Taliban in order to protect one wounded American soldier was not credible. In reality, they did hide the soldier, but never had a gunfight with the Taliban over him. It would have been a better movie is they stuck to the real historical events until the end.

Oct 15, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie had some incredibly beautiful scenes which made me feel guilty in the context of war. All and all a beautiful and real drama about hard choices and the choices we choose to live with.

It's my personal opinion that more attention should have been paid to the Afghan villagers who did save the life of the lone surviving Seal - without their stance of protectiveness this story would not have been told.

Great movie really heart warming and inspiring inspired me to become a navy seal

Oct 01, 2014
  • emerald2pac rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pretty good movie just extremely hard to watch.

Sep 28, 2014
  • craftsman83 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I served a tour in Vietnam; S/Sgt, USMC. I read the book and I saw the movie. There is a small amount of "Hollywood license", but very little. Great of some of you to offer your political views, but they are merely asking for your review of the movie. As for the "unrealistic" folks, you obviously haven't spent any time in the military, or, more importantly, in an actual combat situation. If you had, you would not have said it was unrealistic at all. Frankly, when I was in Cambodia and Laos in the early '70's, I would have given a lot to have Navy Seals by my side.

This movie is a true story of an event that happened in afghanistan in 2005 when a Seal team accidentally encountered some "innocent" muslims during a recon mission.
Because the Seals are honorable human beings, and they believed the muslims, when they "promised" they were just shepherds, the Seals wished them on their way.
However, the muslims, who are not honest nor honorable, immediately ran to the Taliban to squeal on the Seals position. The muslims were vicious murderers, and went out of their way to murder the Seals. Out of their way. The so called shepherds' lied to the Seals, and instead were responsible for getting them all horrifically murdered. This is the True account of what transpired. Moral of the story?.. It's obvious when you see what they did to the Seals.OR, never trust a muslim. They pretended they were nice and innocent, and gave them their word of honor. But they lied to themand got them savagely murdered

Sep 28, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Just another PRO MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX MK ULTRA BRAINWASH TARGETING YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS THAT ARE IN POVERTY OR IMPRESSIONABLE TO GET THEM KILLED AKA DEPOPULATE US MORE THAN EVER BEFORE WORLDWIDE PERIOD.One of our elite slave masters in real life said that everybody that are,was,and still is in and joining the military in real life ARE DUMB ANIMALS TO BE USED AS PAWNS FOR OUR FOREIGN POLICY.I forgot who specifically said this in real life so LOOK THIS UP RIGHT NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND I KNOW YOU WILL CONFIRM EVERYTHING I JUST SAID FOR YOURSELVES PERIOD,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The movie started with footage of seal training, enough to make you think "why do you want/volunteer to do this".

As the plot progressed, we can see the train wreck coming --- unreliable comm, strict adherence to ROE, resource management and risk mitigation rules violation... In short, Special Forces suffered a great setback and the only saving grace is we got a survivor back.

I am not saying that there were no suspicious Rambo-moments in the movie, but overall, it did portrays the characters and the even well. Beautiful screen shots also, they give you a sense of solitude and the hidden dangers.

Please do not spew your political diatribes and call it a comment on the movie. I think the movie is a tribute to the young men and women who lay down their lives. They are there so that you can post these kinds of comments without fearing getting your head chopped off.

If you want to argue, here is something to think about. The releasing of the goatherds was the trigger of the catastrophe, would you choose another "way" of handling it?

Yes, our heroes were done in by THOSE goat-herding Afghans but the LONE survivor was also saved by Afghans who risked their necks doing so.

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Oct 15, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Oct 15, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

At end of movie:

The Afghan villagers who protected Marcus did so out of duty to their 2000 year old code of honor known as Pashtunwali.

Pashtunwali requires a tribe to undertake the responsibility of safeguarding an individual against his enemies and protecting him at all costs.

Aug 21, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Marcus saved by tribal law Lokhay (from the book
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10);

Lokhay means not only providing care and shelter, it means an unbreakable commitment to defend that wounded man to the death. And not just the death of the principal tribesman or family who made the original commitment for the giving of a pot. It means the whole damned village. Lokhay means the population of that village will fight to the last man, honor-bound to protect the individual they have invited in to share their hospitality. And this is not something to have a chitchat about when things get rough. It’s not a point of renegotiation. This is strictly nonnegotiable ... These friendly Pashtun tribesmen had decided to grant me lokhay. They were committed to defend me against the Taliban until there was no one left alive.

Aug 21, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

There is no question
a part of me will forever be
up on that Mountain, dead...
As my brothers died.
But there is a part of me that
lived because of my brothers.
Because of them, I
am still alive.
And I can never forget that
no matter how much it hurts,
how dark it gets, or
how far you fall...

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