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No man left behind - The Covenant (2023) - Review

Guy Ritchie's The Covenant follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley's life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down first.

As a movie blogger, I recently watched the intense war movie "The Covenant," directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim, this film portrays a gripping account of the Afghan war.

The plot follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley and Afghan interpreter Ahmed, who develop a strong bond after an ambush that left Kinley severely injured. When Kinley discovers that Ahmed and his family were not granted safe passage to America, he decides to repay his debt and rescue them from the war zone before the Taliban can harm them.

This movie is not for the faint-hearted, as it depicts the harsh reality of war. The intense situations and constant battle of wills between the characters make for a gripping watch. The film does an excellent job of depicting the emotional struggles of both soldiers and interpreters.

As someone who has never been to war, I can only imagine what it would be like to be in such a harrowing situation. The Covenant is a tribute to the interpreters left behind after the war and the soldiers who fought alongside them. It provides insight into the pain and emotional turmoil that many veterans go through after the war is over.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the film, and the stellar performances by the cast only added to its impact. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the sacrifices made by soldiers and interpreters in times of war.


Ranking 8.0/10

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