Act of Valor 2012

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Act of Valour stars active-duty Navy SEALs who take you deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highlu trained and deadly group of warriors in modern combat. When the resue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a global manhunt. As the men race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of innocent civilians, they must balance their commitments to country, team, and their families back home. Based on real events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology and heart pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure.

Starring:
Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 50 minutes
Starring Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, Jason Cottle, Timothy Gibbs, Roselyn Sanchez, Gonzalo Menendez
Director Scott Waugh, Mike Mccoy
Genres Thriller
Studio Momentum
Rental release 16 July 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 50 minutes
Starring Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, Jason Cottle, Timothy Gibbs, Roselyn Sanchez, Gonzalo Menendez
Director Scott Waugh, Mike Mccoy
Genres Thriller
Studio MOMENTUM PICTURES
Rental release 16 July 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 April 2012
Format: DVD
...but boy is it fantastic!! Act of Valor features genuine U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen with actual military hardware, resultantly it has an incredible edge of realism, people's mannerisms and attitude to their equipment is authentic.

It follows the story of a global terrorist threat that is intent on smuggling suicide-bombers wrapped in the latest bomb-vest technology; untraceable & undetectable ceramic ball-bearing explosives. With the sheer number of people trying to infiltrate the United States via people-smuggling networks these relatively minor explosions will cause mass hysteria and ultimately the collapse of the American economy if the terrorists get their way. Standing between them and the world are the SEALs (Team 7, in this instance) who will not rest until this plot has been defused.

Firstly, I feel it important to say that I appreciate that this is a recruitment video, that it is American propaganda and heavily one-sided, but despite these points I have never been so entertained by a military film and for this - solely cinematic - perspective, Act of Valor definitely deserves the five stars. For fans of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series or any other FPS this is a dream. There are multiple camera shots down-barrel, FLIR images from circling drones, HALO jumps, AC-130 Spectre gunships, sniper scope cameras and boat-drops from Chinooks. Basically, if it's been in a video-game it's here in all it's glory on celluloid. Not only does it have a strong element of realism, it's a beautifully shot experience filmed in multiple locations (The Philippines, Somalia, Mexico amongst others).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KM #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 24 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I had never heard of this movie until mentioned by another reviewer a few weeks ago. Had a quick look, ordered it and really enjoyed it!

Act Of Valour is about a team of US Navy Seals whom are deployed in several different areas globally trying to stop a terrorist from getting some high tech suicide bomb jackets into America. The intended targets are shopping malls, sports arenas and densely populated main cities to cause maximum fatalities and economic chaos.

Using real life Navy Seals the movie has been made in a semi-documentary style and I would say call of duty-esque! A lot of first person helmet style camera shots are used. Which is a nice touch and brings a little of the reality home in my opinion.The professionalism comes across well throughout as it gives you an insight into what these soldiers do for a living and how good they are at it! Anybody who's played COD will appreciate the real life technologies that the seals use during missions and according to the blurb the seals actually insisted on using live ammunition when signing up to make this movie!

Being a bluray the action sequences (for me) are wow! The fine detail can be picked out on weapons and uniforms. Things like bullet holes in walls and vehicles etc during firefights only add to the action. The colours of the jungle look brilliant. Nightscenes are very clear with no loss of detail. Considering this was shot on an inexpensive camera (A Canon 5D mark ll ) it is absolutely brilliant! Audiowise crank your 5.1 system up! With bullets whizzing in every direction explosions punching through the air during shootouts and in one scene the quiet ambiance of a night parachute insertion to the sound of a cricket chirrupping (is that a word?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE on 8 Aug 2012
Format: DVD
Act of valour has some of the most wooden acting you will ever see in film. But in the film's defense the stars of this film aren't actors they are real life navy SEALS and the film follows them on one of their very dangerous missions to stop a madman from setting off suicide bombs. The action scenes are very tense and terrific and despite the wooden acting from the SEALS it does give the film a feel of authenticity that might not have worked and turned the film into just another average hollywood action film if they had used hollywood action stars in the lead and shows you what these guys have to go through before returning home to their families. For something that started as a training video for navy SEALS and recruitment film this is something that while not quite classic is certainly well worth a watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roger Lawrence on 27 Aug 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Excellent film. These guys are good (OURS are better!!) Appears a little 'staged' but appreciate they couldn't do much else really.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bugster on 4 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Quite enjoyed this. Action set pieces are all good. Dialogue is a little cheesy at times. It is a little bit pro USA which is probably where the negative reviews come from. Interestingly a similare movie (Special Forces) which is a French mainly subtitled movie gets 4.5 stars and many 5 star reviews. Just shows stick some subtitles on a film and the more pretentious reviewer will give it an extra star.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Musicfan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Dec 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Hollywood produces some superb action packed films with star actors taking the lead. This one does not have star names. It stars real life action men and it therefore has the feel of a fly on the wall documentary whilst still being a good story. The action is realistic. The tension can be felt, all the more so because you know the men who star are the sort of men who put their lives at risk and sometimes do lose it. It does not have the gloss of some of the Hollywood epics but maybe is all the better for it because it has a gritty realism. A war film with substance. Highly watchable. Recommended.
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