More About 12 Strong
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces unit undertake a dangerous mission in Afghanistan to strike back against the Taliban. There, they find common allies among the Afghani people, and must adapt to their new terrain by learning to fight on horseback. 12 STRONG was directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, and is based on the non-fiction book HORSE SOLDIERS by Douglas Stanton. Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Navid Negahban, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle star.
Main Cast & Crew
Nicolai Fuglsig - Director
3 stars out of 4 -- "There are Sergio Leone-ish gun battles and artful shots of riderless horses galloping past scorched tanks; visual juxtapositions that make a powerful point about the perpetual, timeless nature of the Afghan conflict." - 01/24/2018 Empire
"[T]he filmmaker certainly delivers. The action scenes pulsate with the hum of modern warfare." - 01/17/2018 Rolling Stone
"Danish commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig, making his feature filmmaking debut, draws on his previous experience as a photojournalist to bring a sense of gritty realism to the action rather than sweeping sentimentality. The vibrant sound design also plays a crucial role in immersing us..." - 01/19/2018 RogerEbert.com