13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi English Movie

Feature Film | 2016 | Action, Drama, Thriller, War
If you wish to make a war movie, then watch this film. It ticks off every cliche there is about soldiers in a war zone. It is a true story and some parts are riveting. But when the cliches begin to work, you wish they were all dead so you could go home.
Mar 3, 2016 By Manisha Lakhe

At the CIA outpost that isn't supposed to be there, the gruff, gritty men of GRS are posted against their will. The station chief does not stop making his displeasure known. And you've seen so many conflict movies, you know the gruff men will save him in the end.

There is a cliched politician who saunters into the conflict zone without any regard for personal security. Of course he is either going to be maimed or injured or dead in the movie.

There are locals who will betray 'Amrikis'

The soldiers of the GRS unit have 'cool' backstories. We know they have homes and children and loving wives they have to go back too. They have pictures of their babies. You also know that the one guy who puts his baby's or wife's picture on his person before stepping out to fight terrorists, will die.


terrorists will all have AK-47s, and rocket launchers, and they will be like ants crawling out of an underground hole in droves.

They will all yell, 'Allah-hu-Akbar' or carry ISIS like flags. They will execute Americans rather heartlessly and viciously.

Some scenes in the film are shot beautifully, and the unending action keeps you glued to the dead bodies and bombs going off. But the director insists on giving us everything that happened in those 13 hours where a small group fought off wave after wave of terrorist hoards. The heart of this movie is in the right place, but it makes for a tiring watch.

Manisha Lakhe