Act of Valour (15)

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Action film Act Of Valour honours the Seals in a fictionalised account of real-life operations starring active servicemen and women.

Following the assassination of the US ambassador to Manila, CIA agents Lisa Morales (Roselyn Sanchez) and Walter Ross (Nestor Serrano) investigate a drug smuggler nicknamed Christo (Alex Veadov) and his links to the bomber, Abu Shabal (Jason Cottle).

The agents are ambushed – Ross is killed and Morales is spirited away to the jungle where she is tortured for information. An elite team of Navy Seals under the command of Senior Chief Van O is scrambled aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard to extract the stricken agent.

The seven-strong unit including Lieutenant Commander Rorke and Special Warfare Operator Chef Dave infiltrate the enemy compound, unaware of the level of resistance that awaits them.

Act Of Valour is energised by McCoy and Waugh’s hyperkinetic direction, which often switches to the point of view of the SEALs as they carry out their mission and uncover an impending attack on home soil that will “make 9/11 look like a walk in the park”.

Act Of Valour is showing at the Odeon Kettering today at 6.40pm and 9.15pm.