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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

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In 2012, the threat level in Benghazi, Libya was deemed "critical". When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right. See more »


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Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,000,000 (USA) (15 January 2016)

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$52,822,418 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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Mark Wahlberg was the first choice to portray Tyrone "Rone" Woods, but he declined due to prior commitments. See more »

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When morning prayers begin, the sun is shown to rise over the Mediterranean sea. This wouldn't be possible to see from Benghazi as it's coast is facing west. See more »

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Tyrone 'Rone' Woods: Enlighten Me, Boon.
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Just put politics aside and watch it
18 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As polarizing as this movie is just put your politics aside and watch it. The attack is a part of history that deserves to be put on screen in as grand and well produced manner as can be. And in that sense it succeeds. The filming in Morocco and Malta captures a really on location feel.

The battles are well done and engaging, not over the top. It was a bit confusing at times distinguishing the main characters. Maybe they shouldn't have had beards for the movie because it made them look alike. Jon Krasinski and James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa are all good as the heroes. There is just enough background with kids and wives shown to put a human element to the people. Whatever your politics is, they were brave. Liked Jon Krasinki's characters statement about dying over there at the end.

The journey under fire from the embassy to the annex was gripping. The prolonged gunfire and mortar attack on the annex was quite scary too. It was chaotic but as long as you kept the 2 compounds separate in your mind it was okay. Initially, a little bit less back and forth between scenarios would have been better.

There are the "bad" good guys - the incompetent CIA people especially the chief who gives the infamous and disputed "Stand down" order. Wish they had shown a bit more of the Ambassador's death and recovery of his body but maybe it was just too disheartening for the screen.

Some people against the movie are probably just unhappy it was made in the first place. Apart from the stand down and request for air support it isn't too directly critical of the administration. There might not be a way to make a movie about Benghazi that actually could make the haters happy.

Watch this movie.


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