New Trailer & Photos Of Peter Berg’s Heroism Drama ‘Lone Survivor’ Which Could Be An Oscar Contender

New Trailer & Photos Of Peter Berg's Heroism Drama 'Lone Survivor' Which Could Be An Oscar Contender

Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor” starring Mark WahlbergTaylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana was a bit of a question mark earlier in the year, but it’s already already garnering positive survival narrative comparisons to solid pictures that have already screened this year like “Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “All Is Lost” and “12 Years A Slave” (that’s pretty terrific company to be in). What’s more, while reviews aren’t out yet, the movie has screened for press, and critics seem to be impressed. Jeffrey Wells has called it a surreal, exhilarating nightmare, and while Oscar blogger Scott Feinberg hasn’t seen it yet, the good notices from critics who have seen it have popped it up on his Oscar radar (we’ll see if it charts on our own analysis next week).

For research, director Peter Berg deployed in early 2010 with a SEAL platoon in Iraq near Syria’s border. “It really helped me get ready to write the screenplay,” the filmmaker told the L.A. Times. “These are really funny guys who love to joke. They are in love with their jobs and with each other and very clear-eyed about their jobs and their mission. I’ve never met guys more focused on doing their jobs as best as they could.”
Why all the survival movies this fall? It was a conspiracy, naturally. “Paul Greengrass, Alfonso Cuarón J. C. Chandor and I… we all got together in a secret ceremony on a road outside of Vegas at 4 a.m., and we made a vow that we would all do survival films,” Berg quipped to the NY Times. A new trailer and photos below. “Lone Survivor” hits select theaters December 27th and then goes wide January 10, 2014.

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Comments

Avi

Why so many pictures that give away spoilers!?!?!?

I seriously hope you guys ross douthat

Haha, um, no, this is not an Oscar contender. Maybe for sound design or something. It nails the sound of bones breaking. Or perhaps if there is a special sarcastic 'Best Texan Accent' award for Wahlberg. The combat scenes are effective but 'surreal'? I am not sure Wells knows what he is talking about.

Jeff

Not propaganda Dixie.
Read the book. He did all he could to survive and he was mighty lucky.
I can't stand all the America is great bullshit and I don't think is that.
Can't wait to watch it.

Aksel

Another f***king American Propaganda film?? Don't you have enough of that?

cpj

Sarah please read the book then write what you want.

Leigh Richert

Did you just use the words "Peter Berg" and "Oscar Contender" in the same sentence? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah

Yeah, it's real "heroic" to invade one of the poorest countries on earth and commit mass slaughter while propping these war criminals as "noble" and "brave." How vomitous.

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