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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: Optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.
Closed-captioned.
In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Subject Headings: Afghan War, 2001- Personal narratives, American Drama. Afghan War, 2001- Campaigns Drama. United States. Navy. SEALs Officers Drama. Luttrell, Marcus Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film adaptations.
Action and adventure films.
War films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Afghan War, 2001-
Afghan War, 2001-
Publisher No: 61125455
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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.

Sep 02, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 02, 2014
  • rv_bolo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you think the movie is far-fetched, gorey, or unrealistic, watch the special features and then read...the...book. Very little Hollywood exageration here, just enough to keep the viewer's attention. Solid acting. Wahlberg a little short to play a 6'3" Navy SEAL but he manages. Lends creadance to "If you can't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them". Apologies for my spelling! Oh, and contrary to Freebird's comments, the SEAL was saved by Muslim villagers. That's right, saved by Muslims. Go figure, they don't all think the same way either...just like the rest of us.

Aug 30, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Lots of shooting, and supposedly a true event, but it's hard to think that there is any point, here.

Aug 29, 2014
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Slow start. Quite entertaining.

Aug 28, 2014
  • johnandersonIII rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Too much gore. Plot unrealistic. Acting was poor.

Aug 27, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Gripping account of a true mission that went haywire from the start. Gritty and intense.

Heavy Hollywood influence though. I mean to say that the movie portrayed the four seals as nearly invincible---surviving falls that would have left them parapalegics. Effective comms could have prevented this fiasco.

This story was presented on CBS 60 Minutes last year. Afghanistan proves to be the graveyard of Empires.

Aug 25, 2014
  • purrlions rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I can't believe how ignorant some of these comments are. this is a TRUE STORY, these basic facts are TRUE, read the book! these guys got the Navy Cross and one the Medal of Honor! this film should have gotten Oscar buzz and it reminded me a lot of United 93 but this is much more inspirational!

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

Agree with some viewers that the seal team made a couple of strategic errors such as moving their holding position next to a trail pathway and untied the hostile goat herder who immediately sprinted to alert the Taliban of their presence. The heroics on screen were wonderful if true (four trapped soldiers against over one hundred with machine guns and RPGs ???) and the encounter of the lone survivor with the good villagers of Sabray could be better told.

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

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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.

Marcus:
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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