A young American soldier in Afghanistan is disturbed by his commanding officer's behavior and is faced with a moral dilemma.


Dan Krauss


Dan Krauss





Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff ... Andrew Briggman
Alexander Skarsgård ... Sergeant Deeks
Adam Long ... Rayburn
Jonathan Whitesell ... Coombs
Brian Marc ... Marquez (as Brian 'Sene' Marc)
Osy Ikhile ... Weppler
Rob Morrow ... William Briggman
Anna Francolini ... Laura Briggman
Elham Ehsas ... Shoaib
Tunji Kasim ... Sergeant Wallace
Zackary Momoh ... Sergeant Bruer
Taz Yassin Taz Yassin ... Sergeant Dawes
Adam James ... Hardin
Steven Jeram Steven Jeram ... Company Clerk (as Steve Jeram)
Ian Attard ... Captain Weaver

Alexander Skarsgård Receives IMDb STARmeter Award

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A young American soldier in Afghanistan is disturbed by his commanding officer's behavior and is faced with a moral dilemma.

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Rated R for language throughout, violent content and drug use. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Alexander Skarsgård and Osy Ikhile were both in The Legend of Tarzan (2016). See more »


There is a reversed shot shortly after the young man is killed in the village. In the close-up of Briggman's face, you can see his headband with his name printed backward and over the wrong eye. See more »


Version of The Kill Team (2013) See more »

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moral dilemmas with a backdrop of war
24 October 2019 | by lougadouSee all my reviews

8.5 rating. Snitches get stitches. I liked this movie because even I felt like I wasn't sure which side I was on at times.

Acting was seriously on point - Nat Wolff was great and I can't wait to see more of him. His presence was really nuanced and subtle but his character held all the emotional weight and you were right there with him, even though the script was sparse for his character...most of what needed to be communicated was done wordlessly and really effectively. Adam Long was equally talented, of course the great Alexander Skarsgard never dissapoints and his character manages to be charming and seductive as always. The acting was really top shelf. I suspect the angsty script and lush characters really inspired the strong performances. It was pretty gripping.

I didn't like it as a "war movie". The setting is in Afghanistan and so you expect action (my mistake), But really the war is there only as a backdrop to flawless character studies. I suspect many people will be falsely drawn to this movie, hoping it is something else when really it's a drama. I look at the poster and feel it could be misleading. There is no action is this movie. Well a bit, but not enough to warrant the plume of smoke on the poster. The marketing may have been misrepresentative here. Question of managing expectations; it just so happens I love good acting, engaging storytelling and Alexander Skarsgard - so I wasn't so dissappointed.

I really loved the jealousy and vying for attention that the characters had for Sargent Deeks (Skarsgard) The whole situation was entirely plausible and it shouldn't have been, which is why the story was so good.

I think the low scores are from people who like action stuff like Hobbs & Shaw and didn't read up to understand what they were about to watch. This is a really solid movie and some of the concepts are still lingering inside me. (the conscience bullet)

I loved it.

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