- Gareth Crook
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
This is the very definition of terrifying. Focused on British Army Soldiers based in Afghanistan, it takes you from unnerving coded dialogue, to the aforementioned terror of living in a war zone. I'll never know how accurate this is*, quite frankly you'll never get me near an army base, but I suspect that even if a tiny fraction has any semblance of what it's like to be on a front line, most of us would quite rightly run the other way. I've watched parts of this through my fingers and jumped out of my skin more than once, in fact I lost count. It's not a documentary. It's not entertainment and I can't really recommend anyone watch it, but if you think you can. Then do. (I typed a chunk of this review before the end, whilst taking a much needed cuppa break. Everything in the review still stands, but having reached the end credits, I've found out it's based on a true story!... truly terrifying).
*Having read a few reviews, it's apparently very accurate, or as accurate as possible to depict on film, based on the accounts of those involved.