13 Hours (2016)

On Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, an officer for the Foreign Service. Stationed less than one mile away are members (James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini) of the Annex Security Team, former soldiers assigned to protect operatives and diplomats in the city. As the assault rages on, the six men engage the combatants in a fierce firefight to save the lives of the remaining Americans.



3 Responses

  1. barrett50cal

    13 hours is a film about the Benghazi attacks that we are all too familiar with.

    A film directed by Michael Bay who found a script perfectly suited for him. Bay is at his best when he can blow things up and critics cannot call it overdone because he is representing what truly happened.

    The film is full of intense moments and American military bravado and will keep you on the edge of your seat for the full two and a half hours.

    • Jonathan

      While it must be mentioned that barrett50cal is a huge Michael Bay fanboy, I will admit that this one does suit Bay’s love of blowing shit up exceptionally well. I, myself being a huge military film fan, also agree that this is an intense flick that keeps your eyes peeled for the duration. Also, for me, this movie served as the proper means of clearing John Krasinski of his “Office baggage” much in the same way that “American Sniper” did for Bradley Cooper.rea The movie hints at the politics without naming names but it’s mostly of high suspense back and forth firefights. I really enjoyed this one and give it a strong B+ to A-.


      I remember the day this happened, hearing the news alerts while I sat at work made my blood boil. Then to watch the movie and knowing the survivors aided in the accuracy of the film infuriated me even more.

      The movie was amazing, I’m a sucker for a good war movie. This really hit the spot. Just like other war movies, it saddens me to know this is a reenactment of death but I think it is necessary to really get the message across.

      Is it ok to be entertained and mad at the same time?

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