In this photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski as Jack Silva in the film, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” from Paramount Pictures and 3 Arts Entertainment/Bay Films.(Christian Black/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

Everything in director Michael Bay’s cinematic vocabulary — the glamorizing slo-mo, the falling bomb point-of-view shots, the low-angle framing of his heroes with blue sky, fireballs or an American flag in the background — suggests not real life, or the way things might have happened, but a Michael Bay movie.

It’s true of the “Transformers” movies, and it’s true of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

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