Kilo Two Bravo

2014

Action / Adventure / Biography / Drama / Thriller / War

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David Elliot as Mark Wright
Malachi Kirby as Snoop
Paul Luebke as Jay Davis
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790.54 MB
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24 fps
1hr 48 min
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1hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Col Needham 8 / 10

A thrilling, intense modern war film based on real events

I was privileged to attend one of four UK regional charity premieres on Tuesday 25 November ahead of the UK general release at VUE Cinemas on Friday 28 November. Each premiere was located in or near the home town of one the soldiers portrayed in the film such that family and friends could attend, and where possible, the actual people portrayed on- screen too. Bristol is the home town of Stu Hale who was portrayed on- screen by Benjamin O'Mahony. Stu was present at the screening and answered questions with the cast and crew at the Q&A afterwards. A portion of all the ticket sales across the UK goes directly to charities supporting returning servicemen and servicewomen. This all speaks to the very special nature of this film. In his introduction before the screening, director Paul Katis described it as a modern war film. It is indeed, and it takes an honourably neutral view of the conflict. At its heart this is the true story of a group of extremely brave men facing a difficult situation.

The action takes place back in September 2006 in Afghanistan where a British army unit is responsible for the security at a key dam, which when fully commissioned, will provide hydroelectric power. Unbeknownst to them, the area is also home to a minefield left-over from the Soviet invasion in 1979/80. On a routine security patrol some of the unit find themselves trapped in the minefield when one of them is seriously injured after stepping upon a mine. Over the course of the film we get to learn more about the characters and see many examples of extraordinary bravery, all of which actually happened.

This is powerful storytelling and writer Tom Williams has crafted a screenplay which reflects the truth and helps the audience understand the complexities of the situation. It walks the difficult line between intense and life-threatening action vs. the humour which people can use as a coping mechanism in such situations. Director Paul Katis holds nothing back and the full horrors of war are on display here, including some graphic injuries. This is all done in a non-gratuitous way and is part of the brutal and uncomfortable honesty of the events.

I, along with the rest of the audience, sat on the edge of my seat and there are several moments of shocking surprise throughout this tense thriller. This is a film worth going to see in cinemas with an audience and at my screening several spontaneous rounds of applause broke out at key moments in the end credits. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by sideshowben 10 / 10

Rumours that this might be greatest British war film of all time should not be ignored

This is a exciting, engaging, harrowing and uplifting film. It is also unique amongst contemporary war films, as far as I know. It bisects perfectly the ground between the enslaved 'dramatic reenactment' on one side and the mendacious 'based-on-real-events' springboard to fantasy on the other, creating a film that sticks to the facts but transcends them as well, showing universal truths and insights that, dare I say it, art should.

The characters are strong and engaging, the pace is perfect and the strength of those involved and tragedy of situation brought tears to eyes in between hang wringing tension and leaps from the seat. I slunk lower and lower into my seat as the inevitable yet still terrifying events loomed over me.

And on top of that, it looks like a £20 - £40 million film - not once did I spot decisions made for budgetary reasons (excellent VFX btw as well as SFX).

It's an outstanding, award-winning (it deserves them, anyway) film and was well worth all the blood (mostly fake, I hope), sweat (indeed there is much sweaty torso-ed musculature on show here) and tears (to add to mine) that must have gone in to it's making.

GO SEE THIS FILM.

Reviewed by gogoschka-1 9 / 10

You will cringe, laugh, cry and hold your breath in shocked disbelief and utter horror: one of the most intense and most touching war films I have ever seen

There's only a handful of so called "war films" I consider to be films about the actual reality of war. HBO's mini-series 'Generation Kill' is probably the most realistic when it comes to the depiction of modern warfare - but 'Kajaki' (also known as 'Kilo Two Bravo') gives it a run for its money: this criminally little seen masterpiece should be considered a modern classic. The production values are fantastic; the cinematography, the script and the direction are absolutely flawless - but you won't notice them. What you will notice is the outstanding ensemble of actors, portraying characters in a way you forget you're watching a movie. They will make you cringe, laugh, cry and hold your breath in shocked disbelief and utter horror.

This film had me literally on the edge of my seat the entire time, but what really grabs you by the gut is not just the suspense and the horror; it's the relationships between these soldiers and how they look out for each other. How close men become when their lives depend on each other has probably rarely been depicted on screen with the intensity and no-bullshît, keep-it-real attitude as is the case here. And knowing that what you're seeing actually happened only adds to the experience (for this film IS an experience). Definitely not the kind of war film that you come across very often. Superb. 9 stars out of 10.

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