Jake Gyllenhall stars as Master Sergeant John Kinley in this gritty and riveting war drama set in 2018 during the War in Afghanistan. Equal parts ‘Lone Survivor’ and ‘The Outpost’, it’s a harrowing story inspired by the local interpreters who aided US troops in the region. When Kinley’s unit is decimated in a raid on a Taliban weapons factory, and he is later severely injured, he must rely on his interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) to bring him to safety. And that’s only the first half of the story. Ritchie has crafted a rare gem, and the two stars’ powerful performances make it as memorable as any war movie in recent years.

4.5/5 stars