HYENA ROAD (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

Hyena Road—a wannabe war classic—lacks the realism of Black Hawk Down or Zero Dark Thirty. The film portrays Canadian military forces’ interaction with Afghan allies, the Taliban, retired military, and insurgents while deep into Taliban territory. The film lacks a well-written script; but, it is a worthy watch if only for developing hearty appreciation for the difficulties associated with interacting with locals when on foreign soil during military conflict.

Storyline

Canadian military forces construct Hyena Road in Taliban territory and find themselves under heavy attack. They call for evacuation, but have no other recourse other than seeking refuge in a small village where political intrigue builds.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Paul Gross for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Mirwais Alizai, Jason Cloth, Aaron L. Gilbert, Victor Loewy, and Frank Siracusa for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders (Rossif Sutherland), Travis (Allan Hawco), Hickey (David Richmond-Peck), Tank (Karl Campbell), C. P. Sergeant (Kelly Holden), Captain Jennifer Bowman (Christine Horne), Bionics Taliban (Ibrahim Dweiken), Zero (Darren Wall), Captain Dawson T. O. C. (Andrew Wall), and The Ghost (Niamatullah Arghandabi).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It does not have the quality of presentation as others films from this same genre.

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