The Outpost – Budget Unknown – 2 hours and 3 minutes
A new but experienced group of soldiers deploy to PRT Kamdesh in 2006. When they land, they see the dire situation in the terrain. In a valley, three mountains surround the men. At any moment, the Taliban can perch on a hill and strike. Every day they are met with attacks and wonder when the big one will come. While defending themselves, the men must convince the locals to put down their weapons and fight against the Taliban. The locals worry about their safety after the soldiers leave, the soldiers ensure the locals they will be safe. With little supplies, no plumbing, and worried family members at home, these men keep their orders and country in their hearts. They understand their job is to win the minds and hearts of people who want their blood and guts. They deal with spies, customs, and an alarmist interpreter before the Battle of Kamdesh.
Based on The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper, The Outpost is a gripping movie (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It uses the first hour to get to know the men and their camaraderie. The second hour is the battle with no relief. Also, the commanders’ names break the movie into chapters, including Captain Keating, Captain Broward, Captain Bundermann, and Captain Portis. You will be on edge with every move these soldiers make on known and unknown terrain. If you or a loved one has war-induced PTSD, The Outpost may be a trigger. Otherwise, this movie is worth the rental money.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
Risk life and limb, just not his own – Martin
As far as I’m concerned, we all stay alive out here, we win – Romesha
Hello? Is this thing working – Keating
We can both be wrong – Carter
I’ve done my job – Mohamed
God’s plan is our chaos – Hardt
I know. Justice will be served sergeant – Broward
No gun necessary. Chuck Norris – Bundermann
I’m glad they’re on our side – Portis