12 Strong

12 Strong

By Nicolai Fuglsig

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2018-01-26
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
  • Production Company: Torridon Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
5.2/10
5.2
From 848 Ratings

Description

In "12 Strong" a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince a Northern Alliance General to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the team —accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers, combining ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat.Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and based on the acclaimed “Horse Soldiers” book by best-selling author Doug Stanton, 12 STRONG also stars Michael Peña and Trevante Rhodes. Produced by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Black Hawk Down”), together with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill (“La La Land,” “Sicario”). The screen play is written by Oscar winner Ted Tally (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and Peter Craig (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2”).

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Reviews

  • Absolutely loved it

    5
    By Bazza man
    Not sure what people want from this film, ultimately it’s about 12 heroic men that went into battle and survived against crazy odds. For me it was gripping and action packed which you would hope to expect from this kind of movie. Yes it probably doesn’t go into vast detail about all the political and emotional side, but the movie for me portrays what they had to go through. I for one loved it!
  • Dull hero suff for adolescent boys

    1
    By AdrainDrain
    One of the 12 Heroes (the one that used to be a schoolteacher, until he beat someone up) reflected on the fact that Afghanistan had been invaded and fought over for centuries. Given that history has shown the US made just as much a mess of their invasion attempt as all the other attempts, it seems a strange subject for a Hollywood hero flix - then again, Hollywood and history have always been strange bedfellows.
  • Great movie.

    5
    By GAC_CAG
    Hero’s one and all.
  • Rubbish

    1
    By dorandavies
    Can I have my money back please?
  • Waiting till..

    1
    By Adam0211
    Put the iTunes Extras on and the 4K HDR version that the USA has then I’ll buy 👍
  • Please Put The Extras On That Are On iTunes USA

    3
    By JP QUINN 40
    Please Put The Extras On That Are On iTunes USA Thank You 🙂👍🏻
  • Disappointing

    2
    By Jak Luke Sharp
    I can’t find much to say about Fuglsig’s film that is in any certain terms positive or pleasant. It’s flat, boring, tiresome and incredibly dependent on right-wing tendencies. The latter of which isn’t nearly as problematic as you’d think. For a film that boasts a rather wonderful cast, in the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, and relatively newcomer Trevante Rhodes, 12 Strong makes very little effort of actual depth, and instead forces on mumbling violence and action. If you want utterly mindless action without any heart, this is for you. It’s a bore and at a whopping one hundred and thirty minutes, takes its time to actually manifest any form of efficiency. A shameful waste of potential, orchestrated to appeal in a time that agenda is never as crystal clear as black and white.

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