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"13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI"
(2016) (John Krasinski, James Badge Dale) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: Six ex-military, CIA contractors try to hold off an armed attack on a government compound located in Benghazi, Libya.
PLOT:
It's 2012 and ex-soldier Jack Silva (JOHN KRASINSKI) has arrived in Benghazi, Libya to assist his friend and fellow CIA contractor, Tyrone 'Rone' Woods (JAMES BADGE DALE). His team is providing protection not only for a covert CIA operation there -- run by Bob (DAVID COSTABILE) -- but also a diplomatic outpost where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens (MATTHEW LETSCHER) has set up shop and is protected by just a small group of men including Scott Wickland (DAVID GIUNTOLI) and Dave Ubben (DEMETRIUS GROSSE).

Jack joins the rest of Rone's team -- Dave 'Boon' Benton (DAVID DENMAN), John 'Tig" Tiegen (DOMINIC FUMUSA), Mark 'Oz' Geist (MAX MARTINI) and Kris 'Tanto' Paronto (PABLO SCHREIBER) -- in offering military style support and bodyguard protection while the CIA agents there do their work, including sometimes going out into the hostile and heavily armed city to gather intel. While many of the locals are harmless or even friendly, such as Amahl (PEYMAN MOAADI) who serves as the group's interpreter, others are less so.

That includes a group of men who decide to attack Stevens' outpost. Despite them being outnumbered, Bob refuses to allow Rone and his team to travel the short distance to rescue the men under attack, all to avoid an international incident. When the locals set fire to that outpost building, however, Rone and his team jump into action, take on the attackers, and get the survivors back to the main, walled compound. From that point on, they must contend with a growing number of armed locals repeatedly attacking them there, all while no government or military support comes their way despite repeated pleas for it.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens into military style movies or who might be interested by the true story could be enticed to see it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language.


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