Telegraph: "The Patrol: A British Look At Modern Warfare"

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    "Britain used to be good at war films. From The Dambusters to The Bridge on the River Kwai andZulu, tales of derring-do and Her Majesty’s Armed Forces must rank among the most watched and most loved stories ever committed to celluloid.

    More recently, Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, Three Kings, Black Hawk Down, and the recent release Lone Survivor, have shown that Hollywood – and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic – have an appetite for a 21st Century take on the theatre of war. And yet, despite the UK’s continued involvement in major international military operations in places such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, British feature films about modern conflict have been conspicuous by their absence.

    That will change, however, with the release of The Patrol, a low-budget independent offering without any household names that has been written and directed by an ex-soldier taking command of his first feature-length project. The film picked up critical acclaim along with the most prestigious award at the Raindance Film Festival late last year and will be released in UK cinemas on February 7."

    The Patrol: a British look at modern warfare - Telegraph
  2. Looks alright to me. I love a good film. Lone Survivor and Zero Dark Thirty were pretty decent too, as well as the older films you listed.

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