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Act of Valor
Act of Valor

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Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle
Feb 24, 2012
R, 1 hr. 41 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, Rorke, Dave, Ajay, Sonny, Ray, Van O
Director: Mike McCoy, Mike "Mouse" McCoy, Scott Waugh
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Theater Release: Feb 24, 2012
DVD Release: Jun 05, 2012
Synopsis: An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood's history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey. When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all. Act of Valor combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure film-showcasing the skills, training and tenacity of the greatest action heroes of them all: real Navy SEALs. -- (C) Relativity

Critic Reviews

  • Derek Adams, Time Out
    'Act of Valor' reeks of military-sanctioned exploitation drama aimed solely at the 'Call of Duty' set.
  • Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
    Fighting is a learned skill; so is acting. And the SEAL stars are plausible only when on maneuvers - performing as their own stunt doubles.
  • Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
    When the bullets are flying, Act of Valor is undeniably tense and thrilling.
  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    I don't know what to make of Act of Valor. It's like reviewing a recruiting poster.
  • Richard Roeper, Richard
    The special ops missions are pretty amazing, but the SEALS as dramatic characters are under-developed.
  • Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
    One wonders how the movie might have played as pure, unceasing battle scenes, allowing the combat to define the characters; with real soldiers doing the onscreen fighting, something special may well have emerged.
  • Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
    Like all advertisements, this scripted movie is a perfect fantasy: expertly coordinated, simplistic (the bad guys like yachts and bikini girls while our heroes have loving families) and more than a little scary.
  • Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
    The bad guys, who specialize in funny beards, funny accents, and shaved heads, would feel right at home in an Austin Powers movie.
  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    As a piece of filmed entertainment, "Act of Valor" will never be mistaken for "Top Gun," but it's a heck of a recruitment video.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    These guys ... are the real deal. And any hero worship given them - badly done or not - is still deserved.
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