Friday, 5 September 2014

I Am Soldier (2014)

I wanted a bit of fluff for a Friday night and got it. A "Who Dares Wins" for the millennium. The story follows a soldier through SAS selection and into a final, brief, anti-terrorist mission. Tension is maintained throughout and includes a fine torture resistance section with sleep deprivation, lights and noise generators. The only part where the movie trips up is a pointless love interest which only slows down the pace. The direction is economical and tight, acting is fine with lots of stoney faces, and the story minimal, but as a "boys own" adventure it delivers. Good fun.

Original letterboxd review

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