The finest section of the new drama “The Outpost” is also the worst: the bloody Struggle of Kamdesh.
A 40-minute re-generation of what was one particular of the Afghanistan war’s deadliest confrontations, the remarkable scene is filmed with an uncompromising devotion to the horrors of war by director Rod Lurie. Characters we have developed to like are killed coldly and devoid of the heroic fanfare of, say, “Band of Brothers” or “Saving Private Ryan.”
Your eyes are glued to the realistic ugliness.
In 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was positioned perilously close to Taliban forces, in the sandy hills of Afghanistan,