An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
|Release Date||:||January 13, 2016|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War|
|Production Company||:||Paramount, 3 Arts Entertainment, Bay Films, Latina Pictures, Dune Films|
|Production Countries||:||Malta, Morocco, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Chuck Hogan, Mitchell Zuckoff|
|Casts||:||James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Dominic Fumusa, Matt Letscher, David Denman, Alexia Barlier, Freddie Stroma, David Costabile, Payman Maadi, David Giuntoli, Demetrius Grosse, Christopher Dingli, David Furr, Wrenn Schmidt, Ivy George, Julia Butters, Ben Youcef, Elektra Anastasi, Liisa Evastina, Steffi Thake, Kerim Troeller, Kenny Sheard, Andrew Arrabito, Davide Tucci, Shane Rowe, Gábor Bodis, Kevin Kent, Mike Moriarty, Manuel Cauchi, Mohamed Naimane|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, assault rifle, mercenary, libya, biography, war, based on true story, heroism, explosion, american abroad, death, 21st century, cia agent, u.s. ambassador|
13 Hours was absolutely riveting, no question. And it raises serious questions about the Benghazi attack, questions which have yet to be answered. But it's clear why critics are dissing it--it shows Americans as veritable superheroes in a country gone berserk. Also, the movie makes no bones of the fact that the whole "protest over an anti-Islamic video" explanation was totally bogus, and our country, protected by true blue men and women willing to give their lives, is run by a bunch of jackasses. I hope Hillary goes down for this. But three years later, no one has even been fired.
This movie doesn't answer any of those questions. But it is so emotionally involving I found myself with my fist in my mouth most of the time. Michael Bay may have his faults, but he knows how to move an audience--to laughter and to tears. There were moments that went a bit overboard—this is a Michael Bay movie, after all—but I am thankful it was him and not some anti-American, Oliver Stone-like director who made this movie. There are good guys and bad guys in the world, and Americans are the good guys. Especially in Benghazi.