The Objective

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Released 2008

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Director:
Daniel Myrick
Released:
2008
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The Objective is the story of CIA Agent Benjamin Keynes (Jonas Ball) who, when reconnaissance satellites pick up a radioactive heat signature in a remote tribal region of Afghanistan, is sent in to investigate the phenomenon. Amidst the bedlam of the war-torn region, the Agency fears that Al-Qaida has finally gotten their hands on a nuclear weapon. However, it seems that this threat may be coming from something much more powerful, and definitely not human. THE OBJECTIVE blurs genre lines in a smart look at post-9/11 paranoia as well as at the ancient cultural reasons why hundreds of years of conflict and numerous attempts at occupation have made war after war in Afghanistan end, or at least become suspended, in futility. From IFC Films. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 New York City Horror Festival, THE OBJECTIVE is "a very sweaty psychological thriller" – Scott Weinberg, CINEMATICAL

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  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    The scenes of servicemen feel somehow false, a screenwriter's idea of military life rather than the real thing. Myrick does an admirable job of spinning tension from a group of guy...

  • 40

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    This war-horror movie basically plays like "Blair Witch" in Afghanistan.

  • 30

    Variety

    With a low-budget look, cliched dialogue, a stale plot and so-so acting, this supernatural thriller is unlikely to achieve the phenomenal success of its fabled predecessor.

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    Drama, Suspense

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    Military & War, Espionage, Thrillers, Psychological