Act of Valour

2012-08-08 12:09
 
Act of Valour
What it's about:

A powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action-adventure.

The film takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the US, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and the Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the US-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America.
 
What the critics thought:

"A distasteful and foolish film, a recruiting poster that might well carry the slogan 'Join the Navy, Travel the World and Kill People'."
- Philip French, The Observer


"Another reason to avoid films endorsed by the US military, this is sub-propaganda tosh that inadvertently plays like Hot Shots: Part Trois."
- Kim Newman, Empire Magazine   


"Fighting is a learned skill; so is acting. And the SEAL stars are plausible only when on manoeuvres - performing as their own stunt doubles."
- Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

Real heroes. Real tactics. Real action. This is no game.
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