Special Forces (Film) Review

Special Forces

Released: 12th October 2012
RRP: TBC
Director: Stephane Rybojad
Starring: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoit Magimel, Denis Menochet, Raphael Personnaz
Rating: R
Running Time: 107

In Stephane 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, Benoit Magimel, Denis Menochet) who risk their lives to bring her home alive. -- (C) Entertainment One

Andy Webster (New York Times) said:
""Special Forces" aims to inspire but ends up wallowing in melodrama."

Robert Abele (Los Angeles Times) said:
"It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action."

Chris Packham (Village Voice) said:
"Could have been hilariously subversive if director Stephane Rybojad had pushed it further."



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