The Patrol


Action / Drama / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 32%
IMDb Rating 4.3 10 873


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Daniel Fraser as Lieutenant Jonathan Bradshaw
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692.18 MB
25.000 fps
1hr 23 min
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Reviewed by JohnAU1965 8 / 10

A War Film that gives a different view.

Considering the low budget of the film, the Patrol does a sterling job of showing the various emotions, conflicts and actions that can occur during war.

For those decrying the film as garbage, I wonder if that 'knowledge' is based on how many hours you've clocked up on COD or how many times you've seen 13 Hours.

One reviewer attempts to suggest the SA80 is a wonderful rifle as one Private routinely bitches about it during the course of the film.

Apparently, said reviewer knows more about the quality of the firearm than Ian V Hogg, one of the foremost experts in the field of small arms.

"Soon after being adopted for service, problems began to surface:

Â…the first five years of this rifle's service have been disastrous. A number of manufacturing defects showed up in service conditions, and it was not until the closure of the RSAF at Enfield and the setting up of an entirely new production line, with new computer- controlled machine tools, at the new RSAF Nottingham, that the quality of the production weapons began to improve. It will take some time for the poor reputation gained by the initial issue weapons to be overcome; the only consolation is that the same sort of thing has happened to other military rifles in the past, and they have managed to live down their early reputation and prove their innate reliability. It is to be hoped that the L85A1 will do so as well."

A quote from the reviewer: "So if the SAS don't use a certain weapon it must be rubbish ? Not sure if that's good yardstick to judge something with". The SAS weren't alone. The Pathfinder company of the Parachute Regiment and Brigade Patrol Group of the Royal Marines also ditched the firearm in preference to M16 based platforms.

As for the SAS being a 'good yardstick'. The answer to that one is quite firmly "yes, actually". Britain's premier counter-terrorist, long range patrol & other special operations tasked unit might actually know a little of what they're talking about.

As mentioned by the unit's Lieutenant, the later A2 modification saw a quantum leap in reliability, although the weapons this unit are using are quite obviously earlier versions complete with their reliability issues.

The same reviewer feels the action is reminiscent of Vietnam rather than Afghanistan. Really? What a surprise. An unpopular counter- insurgency conflict where the lines of battle blur more often than sunsets.

As for the fractured cohesion of the unit. Is there any real wonder? Paratroopers, Royal Marines & Territorial Army soldiers mixed in within one patrol? A recipe for problems in anyone's book.

I suspect if you're after a 'ooh rah' war movie, watch something starring John Wayne or Michael Dudikoff, not something that might actually be based in some sort of reality.

Reviewed by Dave B 4 / 10

Overall uninspiring look at the generally unseen aspects of Military Life.

Plot: Set in 2006, a small British Army squadron is deployed to Helmand Province to protect an Afghan town from the Taliban.

Review: To start off, The Patrol was intended to be a war / action film, and from the get go, really does not deliver in the Action department. Showing very little and the parts it does show are very uninspiring.

Set in Helmand Province, which was renowned for being the most deadly area of Afghanistan, especially at the height of the Afghan War, viewers would not be ridiculed for expecting a bit more action and a lot less whining from the soldiers.

This film is trying to portray a side of War that we, as the general public, do not generally see. However, the script combined with the obvious lack of acting talent on show makes this a hard to believe portrayal of military life. Low ranking soldiers being rude and insubordinate to Commanding Officers, and just Basic Army rules and general common sense aspects of Military life are not followed.

The film lacks any sort of real, believable plot, intended to be a reference to the unpredictability of war or not, it's hard to excuse. It's just overall hard to believe, that The Patrol intended to be a serious military movie,

Made with a low budget could be an excuse for the overall, poor, final product. An increased budget combined with an improved script and better actors could have made this directorial debut for Tom Petch a more enjoyable experience, alas this was not the case and it fails to deliver.

British version of "The Hurt Locker"? No.

Rating: 4/10

Reviewed by dustin roberts 7 / 10

not the same as the hurt locker

i found this movie to be slightly bit eclectic, and slow. i like that in some ways, but it lacks excitement in my opinion. i am glad i watched it, but found it to be nothing like the "hurt locker" like everyone keeps saying. maybe because i am not English i am missing a sort of understanding from a British perspective. it doesn't hold the same entertainment value i find on British television. definitely worth watching, though you might fall asleep. the acting is good, and the theme consistent. i didn't understand some of the British slang words, but my imagination filled in the blanks. if you like military history, or military film, you will enjoy this film. it's a fancy documentary type film, with a lot of camera movement, but does a good job not to make you dizzy like some films do with all the jumpy cameras moving around.

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