Film of the day: Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Writer-director Peter Berg’s military actioner based on a disastrous special forces reconaissance misson in Afghanistan, inspired by Marcus Luttrell’s first-hand account of the events. Mark Wahlberg (Luttrell), Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster play the US Navy SEAL team who are sent in to track down Taliban leader Ahmad Shah (Yousuf Azami) but find themselves compromised when some local shepherds stumble upon their position.

Exciting, macho, chest thumping action which doesn’t say anything about the war or the people fighting it. But if you want a fast-paced actioner this is a pretty good option for tonight.

Lone Survivor – Tuesday at 9.00pm on Film4.