During the Afghanistan war, several outposts were placed to control the Taliban movement and their supply chain. Camp Keating, situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, was one them. While being shot at by the Talibans was business as usual, they tried to gain respect from local village elders and have them help stop these skirmishes. One day, when 400 Talibans rallied for a surprise attack, it was up to them to leverage the poor defenses and lack of ammo and manpower they had, to ultimately survive and go back to their loved ones.Written by
Early in the film, Captain Keating summarily reduces Faulkner to Private for smoking hashish while on duty. In reality, a reduction in rank can only occur via a process called an Article 15, which is essentially a hearing where the accused Soldier has an opportunity to present evidence and arguments in his defense. In reality, the process can take several days. See more »
After the ending credit song starts, the pictures of the KIA soldiers are shown along with a clip of the actor that played every one of them in the movie. After the song ends, there are various clips and interviews with the real soldiers and some of the actors, including two clips from the TV show "An Unlikely Hero" with Ty Carter and some words from him at the very end. See more »
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A surprisingly great war film.
"The Outpost" is surprisingly a well executed, well acted and intense film about the war in Afghanistan. I was hooked from beginning to end.
In this war drama based on a true story, a small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Director Rod Lurie takes the viewers inside the outpost rarely ever showing the enemy but always showing the bond between brothers. Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones are terrific in their roles and the action sequences are pulse-pounding. I started this review off with the word "surprising"; and being a B-movie I didn't expect much from "The Outpost". Turns out I was wrong and you should see this film.
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