13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI: MOVIE REVIEW
By Tamera Lawrence
Diplomatic relations between countries is a balancing, sometimes dangerous line of work for the American men and women who physically live and breathe foreign air. Challenges and opposition can come from hostile communities, especially when the anniversary of 911 arrives.
In the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya is under attack by Islamic militants. Ambassador Chris Stevens and other American employees are in terrifying danger. But when the cry for help is sent out, no one is heeding the call. After being told to stand down, Six Annex security forces ignore the orders and step up to the plate, putting their lives on the line to fend off the militants. Outnumbered and unsure of who to trust, these true American patriots charge ahead and face down the radicals bent on destroying American lives at all cost.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a stimulating look at just how dangerous it can be to be an American citizen in a foreign land when you face hostile forces, who want to kill Americans. Although there is controversy over who is to blame for the Benghazi loss of lives, the movie doesn’t point a finger or name names. Instead this true life incident speaks for itself and the step by step play of events.
This should story stands on its own. You be the judge.
In an event, American movie goers will feel a sense of pride over the patriotic stance taken in the movie and the sacrifice made by the men who took charge.
I’d recommend this movie for its action and forthrightness.
Reviewed by Author Tamera Lawrence