Based on a real-life 2005 ambushed Navy Seal mission in Afghanistan
The title tells the story in this very-hard-to-watch story of Navy Seals who died heroes in Afghanistan. In fact, we learn the identity of the lone survivor in the opening scene. So the outcome is never in doubt. Still there are a few revelations along the way.
Mark Wahlberg , Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster , Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana are all in top form. But we don’t get much back story to these real-life heroes. So we don’t know all that much about them . Most of the film is spent in the thick of a very-out manned skirmish. It’s grueling and gruesome. And amazing that anyone could have this much bravery.