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'Lone Survivor' is a long firefight
'Lone Survivor' is a long firefight

Lone Survivor Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 Available on VOD June 3. In June 2005, a SEAL team attempted to take out Taliban forces in the Afghanistan mountains, but when their position was accidentally uncovered, they were unable to call for extraction, and a deadly firefight ensued. That firefight makes up the bulk of Peter Berg's tense war movie (based on Marcus Luttrell's memoir), which stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster as the members of the SEAL team. Berg is a good action director and a smart screenwriter, but the lack of variety proves to be a liability. This is less a vivid tale of survival than one long, tedious depiction of force...

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