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Bettie's Box Office: Lone Survivor Review
Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 05:15 AM CST
Lone Survivor dramatizes a true story of courage, compassion and the sheer will to live.
A Navy SEAL team has to fight on the run after getting stranded in the mountains of Afghanistan. The question is who will reach them first: the rescue team or the Taliban?
Mark Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell, the title character and Texas native who wrote the book the movie's based upon. Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster round out the squad, and all of them deliver excellent performances.
The battle scenes are gritty, intense and sometimes hard to watch. You can practically feel the pain as the soldiers have to throw themselves from cliffs to escape.
Even though the movie's title is kind of a spoiler, it doesn't make the story any less thrilling. In many ways, Lone Survivor is a tribute to all who lost their lives in that mission and, using the Bettie's Box Office rating system, it's definitely worth a full ticket price.
Lone Survivor is rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.