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Special Forces (2012)



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In Stéphane Rybojad's Special Forces, war correspondent Elsa Cassanova (Diane Kruger) is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the worlds' most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers and a group of soldiers (Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet) who risk their lives to bring her home alive. -- (C) Entertainment One

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Critic Reviews for Special Forces

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

If you turned the sound off and removed the subtitles, you might actually think you were watching an old Hollywood shoot-'em-up.

October 12, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Special Forces" aims to inspire but ends up wallowing in melodrama.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

An uneven effort ...

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Could have been hilariously subversive if director Stéphane Rybojad had pushed it further.

October 9, 2012 | Full Review…

The film walks a questionable line between Important Issue seriousness and antsy video-game machismo.

October 5, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Special Forces

It's solid entertainment. An action movie that almost hits all the right notes. A fantastic men-on-a-mission action flick with great characters and emotion. A strong, compelling, deeply moving and shattering movie that packed with heart and sacrifice. It's has elements of Tears of the Sun and Black Hawk Down. A sensational action-packed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It's terrifically shot and well-crafted and wonderfully performed. It has some great locations and scenery and is one of the more true to tactical and strategic methods of your standard military drama. It's packed with heart-pounding action, searing human drama and a great story. A captivating and enthralling knockout of a film. An unforgettable adventure. A tremendous all-star cast, who have great chemistry together. Diane Kruger is a revelation. Djimon Hounsou is magnificent. Benoit Magimel is terrific. An explosive and wickedly entertaining movie.

Al S
Al S

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Enjoyed it, nthing spectacular but a lot better than some yank glory hunting version

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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