John Krasinski plays one of six elite ex-military operators employed by the CIA who fight back against overwhelming odds during an attack at a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. (R – 144 minutes)
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is relentless in its intensity, serving as one great, big grenade launcher for your senses. Having been directed by Michael Bay, you should not be surprised that the new actioner has its fair share of explosions to keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration of the roller-coaster ride. But its best attribute is the infectious anxiety that it depicts, leaving viewers genuinely rattled. The first act could have been radically condensed as it is rather generic and makes the movie unnecessarily long while the rest is remarkably riveting.