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12 Strong (2018)

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12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

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The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets and AFSOC took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the more publicly visible war. Written by Oso

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On September 11, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001 they volunteered to fight. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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rated R for war violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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19 January 2018 (USA)  »

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12 Strong - The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers  »

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$12,510,000, 20 January 2018
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Trivia

General Abdul Rashid Dostum was quoted, 'I asked for a few Americans, they brought with them the courage of a whole Army' according to eyewitness Robert Young Pelton's in his March 2002 National Geographic Adventure article "The Legend of Heavy D and the Boys". Pelton was the only journalist with the Green Beret and CIA team whose story is featured in "Horse Soldiers" See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 12 Strong/Den of Thieves (2018) See more »

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Azan
Performed by Jamal Farraki
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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Pros

  • Strong performance from Chris Hemsworth.
  • Really interesting story with exciting actions scenes


Cons
  • Lacks character development
  • Film relied to heavily on Hemsworth and that took away from the scope of the battles
  • Uninteresting first act
  • Film does nothing to separate from other war films, pushes no bounders


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