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Act of Valor

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Act of Valor
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When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL teams speed to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack. Pulse-pounding combat sequences, cutting-edge battlefield technology and raw emotion fuel this unprecedented blend of real-world heroism and original filmmaking, a thrilling tribute to the skills, courage and tenacity of the world's most revered warriors.
Publisher: Montréal, Québec : [Distributed by] Alliance Films, 2012.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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May 15, 2014
  • angel_heart rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not the greatest of acting from the main characters, but LOVED the cinematography.

Feb 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Heart pounding griping action and suspense from beginning to the end. A movie that makes viewers stand up to salute our military intelligence, foreign operatives and troops, especially the SEALs.

Aug 26, 2013
  • DemonDan13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The acting isn't very good, and there's a bit of propaganda. However, the action scenes are terrific.

Jun 19, 2013
  • NobleSix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best SEAL movie I have ever seen. The acting wasn't bad considering the fact that the majority of the cast were NOT professional actors. So for all those couldn't get past the acting, cut the SEALs, the SWCCs, the Marines and the Navy in general some MAJOR slack! They're obviously better shooters than they are actors, so be little more respectful and understanding in the light of the sacrifices they made dutifully serving their country. Sure this movie is full of American patriotism but the threats in this movie are very real. No movie is perfect and this certainly has its' mistakes but it's an amazing movie nevertheless. The instrumental music is awesome. The use of live fire in this film was stunning (and hazardous), made it more authentic and the firefights more intense. One thing they should have added to this movie is: "Man hath no greater love then to lay down his life for his fellow man."

(THE STAR RATING DOESN'T WORK--I GIVE THIS MAXIMUM STARS)+++ This is not like fiction feature films. It is so good it’s a rohrschach test for some. The Seals invited 2 guys to film them demonstrating their stuff—some things were softened (torture sequence) and others left out (newest or secret, obviously). But, in essence, this is special forces in action.+++Any complaint about the acting is an example of people’s issues re military or violence. The acting is actually very good. Virtually all roles except a few minor cameos of bad guys are real active duty Seals—and nobody does these guys except these guys. Not a regular film—but, man, that’s GOOD! Real tactics and procedure, real equipment, really fired. Lots of live fire and no Hollywood bs or plastic. The code is living by principles and this probably brings out issues amongst the fake humanitarians out there (if I were on the game-board I’d be an extreme Leftist—I’m just after the truth). +++So much cool stuff—a small drone is thrown up just before an encounter and bad guys escaping or flanking are spotted and eliminated. There’s a sequence where Seals swim underwater to a Sub and quickly are picked up and the Sub is seen diving—all real and just beautiful to behold. Many scenes where a group of Seals recon and form 360 degree cover with rifles drawn. Absolutely gorgeous! It’s all as real as can be filmed (except the advanced, still secret stuff) and performed by amazing cats who at least mostly act from principle. It’s the ruling class and their political puppets who are the bad guys. These are special forces, not the regular soldiers who can be misguided and criminal.+++ If Valor is ‘bad acting’ to some, they should see a therapist. The individual decides how he/she lives their life; and that’s always the case.

Apr 23, 2013
  • karenw32 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I couldn't watch this movie past the first 15 minutes. The acting was just terrible.

Mar 03, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow very good

Feb 23, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Facinating update on the pornography of firepower. Worth watching, if you like action movies. And an interesting blend of professional soldiers with professional actors. The soldiers hold there own. The actors do too. But perhaps its not the best mix of talents.

Feb 05, 2013
  • JayBortnik rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We saw this in the theater. It was a solid movie that seemed to be based in reality (unlike most action-type movies).

Feb 01, 2013
  • howardpoole rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great film! Lots of action and suspense. One of the better ones.

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Feb 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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LT Rorke: Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Apr 02, 2013
  • NobleSix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams

Apr 02, 2013
  • NobleSix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams

Mar 06, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

Mar 05, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill

Mar 05, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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