Metacritic Movie Ratings
Lone Survivor Reviews

3.0

60

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles TimesBetsy Sharkey

    Berg, who wrote and directed, is more interested in how men deal with battle than the ideals or the politics that put them there. What the movie achieves, with a gruesome energy and a remarkable reality, is a firefight.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    All four performances are first-rate, and the action is staged with shattering intensity.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Lone Survivor is primarily about the unflinching bravery of SEALs executing their mission and looking out for one another, even as they’re coming to grips with the reality of how this thing is going to end.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    Survivor is a pummeling, frenzied ride, one of fall's most charged action films. The gunfights and rocket-propelled grenades are palpable, and Berg manages to make the chaos followable.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Wahlberg remains one of our most reliable and least actorly of movie stars, innately macho but vulnerable enough to seem like a human being caught in an inhuman situation.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York TimesA.O. Scott

    It is a modest, competent, effective movie, concerned above all with doing the job of explaining how the job was done.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyJustin Chang

    Berg’s blunt, pummeling style offers few nuances and makes no apologies, but his broad brushstrokes have clearly found an ideal canvas in this grimly heroic rendering of hell on earth.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    The film is rugged, skilled, relentless, determined, narrow-minded and focused, everything that a soldier must be when his life is on the line.

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