The Outpost

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Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom and Caleb Landry Jones in The Outpost.
Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom and Caleb Landry Jones in The Outpost.
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MOVIE:

The Outpost

WHERE TO WATCH:

DStv Now

CRITIC RATING:

4/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh became the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghanistan War in 2009, and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

"It's a true-life story, masterfully directed by Rod Lurie who instinctively captures the danger, risks and moments of desperation and humanity of the event." -  Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

"The most haunting issues the film raises... remain long after the smoke and dust have cleared." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"For those who appreciate the genre, this is a better-than-average merging of technical craftsmanship, narrative coherence, and competent acting." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"The Outpost is a cleverly, and respectfully, crafted war film that uses a segmented, episodic approach to help you invest in the characters while building up to a very impressive battle sequence." - Matt Fowler, IGN Movies

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

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