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45% Tomatometer 103 Reviews 82% Audience Score 250+ Verified Ratings An undercover CIA operative gets stuck in hostile territory in Afghanistan after his mission is exposed. Accompanied by his translator, he must fight enemy combatants as he tries to reach an extraction point in Kandahar. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Gerard Butler remains a sturdy screen presence, but even for hardcore action fans, Kandahar is hardly worth watching.

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If you're looking for lots of action, a story that keeps you guessing, and more of Gerard Butler doing what he does best, Kandahar delivers.

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Kandahar (2023) | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Stephen Romei The Australian Their new film is a competent war action thriller that shows us the fate of the people who were not able to leave when the allied forces did. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 25, 2023 Full Review Kandahar (2023) | Rotten Tomatoes (2) John Nugent Empire Magazine Gerard Butler proves he has more in the tank than just thoughtless action with this Middle East-set thriller, which is unexpectedly interested in the people and politics behind the usual explosions. Rated: 3/5 Aug 10, 2023 Full Review Kandahar (2023) | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Joey Shapiro Chicago Reader If I’m going to watch this man retcon the war on terror to look heroic, it should at the very least be over-the-top enough to be entertaining. Jun 3, 2023 Full Review Kandahar (2023) | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Maxance Vincent InSession Film As far as his collaborations go with Butler, it’s, unfortunately, his weakest, even if he manages to get a great performance out of him. Here’s hoping his next B-grade action film will be significantly better. Rated: C Mar 6, 2024 Full Review Kandahar (2023) | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Lachmi Deb Roy Firstpost Kandahar is a typical Gerald Butler’s mindless, obscenely violent action film without a soul. Oct 25, 2023 Full Review Kandahar (2023) | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Formulaic chase thriller, that's tedious but is at least competently made. Rated: C+ Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jerry surprisingly good action movie.7 out of 10 Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review TBotello I enjoyed that the movie was just not about explosions, bombs and gun fights - the conversations and acting in the movie were very real. Although some might say the movie was a little slow at times, I enjoyed the plot and theme of the movie. I am a veteran and some of the scenes brought back memories for me. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/12/23 Full Review Mr. Hollywood Once it gets going it really gets going. Definitely an enjoyable ride, one of Butlers better films. The story, the elements, the danger, what else do you need? Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/12/23 Full Review MollysMomma I really enjoyed the film! It was just good action and a simple plot, no usual Hollyweird messaging - well very little of it anyway. Gerard Butler is great in these types of films. If you enjoyed his movie Plane, youll like this movie too. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Oscar B Great acting, great plot, and great action, what else can you ask for?! Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Sharon L It was full of action. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Ric Roman Waugh Director Gerard Butler Tom Harris Navid Negahban Mohammad "Mo" Doud Ali Fazal Kahil Nasir Travis Fimmel Roman Chalmers Elnaaz Norouzi Shina Asadi
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Synopsis An undercover CIA operative gets stuck in hostile territory in Afghanistan after his mission is exposed. Accompanied by his translator, he must fight enemy combatants as he tries to reach an extraction point in Kandahar.

Director
Ric Roman Waugh

Producer
Basil Iwanyk, Brendon Boyea, Erica Lee, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Christian Mercuri, Scott LaStaiti

Screenwriter
Mitchell LaFortune

Distributor
Open Road Films

Production Co
MBC Studios, Thunder Road Pictures, Capstone Studios, G-BASE, Dutch FilmWorks

Rating
R (Violence and Language)

Genre
Action, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
May 26, 2023, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 15, 2023

Box Office (Gross USA)
$4.2M

Runtime
1h 59m

Aspect Ratio
Digital 2.39:1
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