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13 Hours
Release Date:
13th January 2016
144 min
MPAA Rating:
Michael Bay
Chuck Hogan, Mitchell Zuckoff
English, Arabic
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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.


Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 84%
IMDb Rating 7.4


David Denman as Dave 'Boon' Benton
Dominic Fumusa as John 'Tig' Tiegen
James Badge Dale as Tyrone 'Rone' Woods
John Krasinski as Jack Silva
Pablo Schreiber as Kris 'Tanto' Paronto

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Skiis4Life 19th January, 2016

13 Hours that didn't have to be...

For the movie I gave it an 8. That's based on 32 years of military service, 7 combat tours (3 in Iraq) and working with the likes of the characters in the movie. Sorry for those who's lives were so well protected that they've never been exposed to the likes of us but, that's how we talk and act. It's a type-A environment and we use it to protect ourselves and motivate our brothers in arms. I am well versed on the facts as provided by the MSM however, as someone in the biz I also know that the fly in the ointment are the facts. 1. The firing of mortars is an art and the mortar launcher has to be anchored to the ground or every mortar will land off target. The mortars landing on the CIA compound are dead accurate and also require spotters to assist with any corrections. 2. Aviano AB, Italy is about 2-hours away. Had they been launched, even if only to do a low fly-by, would have driven off the attackers; just like I used them in Iraq in Mosul, Tikrit, and Baghdad. I don't know why the Commander of the 555 (Triple Nickel) didn't launch. It's one of the big questions that remain unanswered by the media or the movie. 3. Hillary's statement that, "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans?" was a red herring. Because it was neither. As later testimony bore out, it was a planned, coordinated, terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. 4. All UAS aircraft are armed. As stated in the movie could have assisted in the defense of the embassy or the CIA compound. 5. General Ham, AfricaCom CC is someone I worked with in Mosul in 2004 for 6-months. Good guy and I know from my experience he would not hesitate to act if allowed. One day he'll give an interview and get his whole story. Can't wait... Rick274 Colonel (Retired) 274ASOS/CC

Reviewed by jrjohnson-61258 15th January, 2016

A Powerful film depicting true events, an embarrassment and tragedy which could have been avoided.

Michael Bay did a masterful job of capturing the attacks on the U.S. compounds and the gallant efforts to save the ambassador and the other U.S. staff. He did an equally great job of showing career bureaucrats at work. It's too bad the film didn't include scenes showing the president being briefed on the attack and then going to bed in order to get some rest before his fund-raiser in Las Vegas. It would have been powerful to contrast what was happening in Benghazi and the presidents actions while the attack was still taking place. What's truly sad is how these people were abandoned by the politicians. It's also sad to think the late Ambassador Stevens had made 600 plus requests to Hillary Clinton for additional security, all ignored.

Reviewed by dlevans-52743 13th January, 2016

Intense movie, that raises almost as many questions as the answers that it provides.

I found this movie to be very intense and riveting. The audience seemed to have a need to make an unusual number of trips to the snack bar and rest room and I found myself becoming frustrated by the number of interruptions. The movie is not for the faint of heart, as there are a number of scenes with graphic depiction of injuries. Regardless of your political affiliation, if you have any thoughts about what happened at Benghazi, you need to see this movie. Michael Bay does a great job of portraying what happened. Additionally, with the exception of one individual who s portrayed as not wanting to take action, he does not take the obvious opportunity to lay blame at any single individual in the US government. He clearly portrays a small group of men as heroes. Without their courage and willingness to fight against what appears to be an overwhelming force many more lives would have been lost. I do not often see movies twice, but this movie is likely to be an exception... In closing, if Michael Bay is 90% accurate in his depiction of what happened, our government (the US government), owes a huge debt of gratitude and an apology for their lack of action to 6 very brave men.

Reviewed by culebrapeak 13th January, 2016

True Heroes

The overall experience of the World Premiere was incredible, but this Movie in any venue would be worth the price of admission. Like most, I've seen hoards of "Action Movies", but the compressed time line and episodic nature of this one puts you into a pressure cooker that leaves you drained at the end. Probably more firepower per minute than in any true life account ever shown on the Big Screen. In the final moments, though, you realize just how much these men lost. Few if any other team of six would have survived such relentless and massive assaults. But more than anything, it will force you to ask yourself why our government literally left these men and the people they saved, to die.

Reviewed by Sarita Walker ([email protected]) 13th January, 2016

13 Hour: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

I had to give the movie 13 Hours a solid 10. I am a huge fan of true stories and movies that are based off books, especially when the story is filmed true to the real. This thrill riveting masterpiece not only captivated the lives of these six soldiers and the people trapped between this battle between the Libyan rebels, but Michael Bay did an excellent job with his use of guns and sound system that he always does so well. You can't help but stay on the edge of your seats as you hope these brave men all make it to the end of the movie. This movie has non stop violence while these heroic soldiers attempt to rescue the ambassador as well as help the American residents escape. This movie will have you racing against time as we relive this Sept 11, 2012 event also called the "Battle of Benghazi."