Let's be honest. It's not a tremendous work of art that Marsh, Butler and co. have produced here. There are no nominations or awards forthcoming. What Hunter Killer does have, though, is enjoyability on a completely masculine scale. It's the kind of film I might have watched with my dad when he was alive. It deserves respect for being competent, entertaining and earnest to a fault, if not original.
Still, as good as 13 Hours... is, it would be hard to watch more than once. These were real people doing excellent work, but the whole thing represents a battle our Redcoats are not winning.