I Am Soldier

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I Am Soldier follows Mickey Tomlinson, a military chef, who attempts the most dangerous military selection known to man: The Special Air Service (S.A.S.) selection.

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1 hour, 27 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Ronnie Thompson
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 April 2014
Format: DVD
The shooting style is quite different, almost a blend of docudrama and motion picture.The harsh landscape could've done with a more artful cinematographer to bring out its rugged and unforgiving nature. There are plenty of landscape shots but as a viewer they kept me distant when I really needed to feel the footfalls in the snow and ice on my breath.

Ronnie Thompson took on a impossible task, a film of this nature has to revisit elements of Ultimate Force and Who Dares Wins, both of which were well received and criticised in equal merit; UF was a popcorn piece whilst WDW erred towards the espionage angle rather than acton, neither of them pleased everybody. We've also had the ground breaking SAS "are you tough enough" series which was pretty compelling viewing for anyone with a passing interest. Added to that are comparisons with every similar movie made across the pond, The Finest Hour, Full Metal Jacket and GI Jane etc cover similar ground of recruitment and selection culminating in a military operation. I considered all of these past viewings while I watched the strangely titled I am Soldier.

As an accompaniment to the myriad of books on SAS selection this does a decent enough job. There are patches of dark humour; prospective recruits being directed to a derelict pub raised a wry smile. The parts of selection that we do get to see are well filmed, in good locations and we also get a couple of cast members we can actually invest in. Cliche is inevitable and although the story trods a few well worn paths they don't spoil things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Egan on 13 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
There are plenty of reviews here both good and bad. But despite the poor reviews I watched and really enjoyed this.
I am ex army, but I'm no sas expert by any means, and I found the sas selection part of the film to be very interesting and fairly well researched. I thought the acting was ok. I thought Noel Clarke was very good in it as the sas instructor.
The end of the film devalued the film because it just looked like a scene from the A team.
And I thought it was a shame that they introduced a love interest! Just made it sloppy in places.
The vast majority of the film is about the selection process. Which was good and filmed well I thought. A bit dark and chilly looking but it puts you in the frame of mind.
The second part of the film was worth skipping.
Overall if your interested in the army or the sas in particular, then we'll worth a watch.

Give it a go..he who dares!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BOB PASS on 17 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Bit more of a documentary than a film... And not really a good one , that would make me want to join the SAS......Not what I expected.... Bit disappointed :
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Sykes on 9 April 2014
Format: DVD
Well as I'm x army I was keen to see how close to the real SAS this film would go. The location spot on, The training was so so.
But once the film gets to 3months later it all goes down hill, the mission, the way they clear rooms, the list is endless total pants.
Over all not a bad film but don't think for one sec that the SAS work like this... They don't.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nigelb on 24 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
After seeing the adverts for this film I really wanted to see it, as I have a big interest in the regiment. It started off ok then got very very slow, I was hoping that once the part about selection was over it would get into a good storyline but what a total let down. As soon as the mission started it was over and so was the film, I've seen more action in documentaries about the SAS than this. It's a shame as this could have been a fantastic film if more time had been put into there missions that the selection process
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Goodall on 26 April 2014
Format: DVD
Once again a director uses some kind of film trick he thinks will be artistic,
The black out,s.... between scenes... was so amateurish and off putting it was ludicrous to do it.
The Story was good until the final part, were they tackle a group of terrorist,s, the fighting scenes looked like children play fighting, it was so bad I cant describe how bad it was...This could have been a great film..that it was not..
tell the director to go watch the die hard films and study the direction in those.. an how they handled the action scenes...if they paid him more than 5.00 he was overpaid.. A film spoiled by lack of attention and professionalism ..Poor.
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Format: Blu-ray
Cardboard characters that didn't make me give a monkeys whether they lived or died or did anything much. G.I. Jane beat it hands down for action atmosphere and intrigue. Just dull, dull, dull...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave Hume on 30 Aug. 2014
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Truly dire. From the start, the casting failed to convince that these were realistic SAS candidates. The twist to make Mickey a chef didn't work - Steven Seagal in Under Siege revisited? It was a weird decision to make Noel Clarke (Wyman - Auf Wiedersehen Pet and Dr Who), who is a very good actor in the right role, but he is totally unconvincing as a hard-bitten SAS SgtMajor. The plot is just the SAS selection process strung out, with an unbelievably poor terrorist plot for the last 15 minutes. I seriously doubt the SAS could make such a bad botch of the job that ends the film.
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