Based on true events. Just weeks after 9/11, a team of United States Special Forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take over the city of Mazar L Sharif. With their modern equipment useless in the rugged, harsh Afghan terrain, the US soldiers, with the help of the Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear and weapons. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena, Michael Shannon and Rob Riggle, Rated R for war violence and language (2 hrs 15 min)
The Seattle Times
It’s a remarkable true tale of great heroism. It’s also an account of a clash of cultures.
In essence, it shows that what the “horse soldiers” did was pretty remarkable — efficient, daring, effective.
There’s a reason why Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires – a phrase repeated throughout 12 Strong, a depiction of one of the first and most unequivocal victories of the U.S. war against the Taliban and al Qaeda.