Rod Lurie's film that came almost after a decade is based on the book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper. This is one of his finest direction as per popular critiques. For me, this is the first of his movies that I have watched.

Outpost movie is based on real-life incidents. The story is about a small unit of U.S soldiers located in a remote combat outpost 'Keating.' The Outpost is in a deep valley surrounded by three mountains in Afghanistan. Camp Keating is in the middle of three huge mountains where the soldiers have to defend themselves from the bottom when surrounded by all sides by the Taliban.

Outpost Movie

The battle between the Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV and the Taliban came to be known as 'Battle Of Kamdesh.' And it is the bloodiest American engagement in the 19 year Afghanistan conflict.

The Outpost has intense action plus emotions, which makes it a must-watch. The action sequences feel real enough, and the background music does a pretty good job. This film will keep you hooked to your seat for 2h 3m, it's entire duration.

One particular thing that I loved about this film is that the director was successful in maintaining that tense environment for the total duration of the movie. You know soldiers dying, thinking this would be their last day but still following orders and doing their job. This valorous nature of soldiers gives me goosebumps every time.

This movie already has a rating of 6.7 on IMDB. But I think it deserves more. I would give it a 7.5 and also recommend this film if you're into War-Drama movies.

Till next time #StayGlued2Screen