Lone Survivor is a 2013 American biographical war thriller film based on the 2007 eponymous non-fiction book by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, the film dramatizes the unsuccessful United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track down the Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Written and directed by Peter Berg, Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. Lone Survivor opened in limited release in the United States on December 25, 2013, before opening across North America on January 10, 2014, to strong financial success and a generally positive critical response. Some critics praised Berg's direction, as well as the acting, story, visuals, and battle sequences, while others derided the film for focusing more on its action scenes than on characterization. Lone Survivor grossed over $154 million in box-office revenue worldwideâ€"of which $125 million was from North America. It received two Academy Award nominations for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.