CGB Review of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

Well said……I saw 13 Hrs. today. Disturbing our government let them hang out to dry.

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Welcome to your first time being featured on CGB, Michael Bay.  Let’s see how Mr. Bay handles a real-life tragedy.

This is my review of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi!


On September 11th, 2012, the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by radical Islamic militants.  Among the casualties were Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.  13 Hours is the cinematic account of the horrific night through the eyes of the six-man security team that fought to defend the compound against the militants.

The Hits
I like how the film uses the mundane happenings of the early morning hours of September 11th to create a sense of tension and unease.  We are given subtle hints that things are about to go wrong; two Libyan civilians are seen taking pictures of the compound, the main characters are told that the compound is a temporary holding…

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