The movie “Act of Valor” is exactly what the Facebook fans and the critics say it is– a moving recruiting poster for the Navy SEALS with occasional acting sprinkled in. With that in mind, this is a damn fine movie worthy of the hype, yet deserving of critic’s vitriol.
The action scenes are authentic and highly intense. If you have not been brain washed, you will enjoy the movie despite excessive propaganda, near documentary realism, and video game quality FPS scenes. If you have a heart, you will cry when someone important dies, even though it is foreshadowed in scene one of the film.
As a professional film, I hate this movie. As an action movie experience, I love this movie. Overall, I rate this as a must-see 3/5. If I could get past the propaganda I would give it a 4/5. Few movies are this damn realistic. Damn few.
Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE)