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12 Strong In Theaters January 19th + Reader Giveaway

Just the other day I saw a commercial for 12 Strong and was instantly intrigued. I’m not usually into war movies, but this one sounds incredible. Plus, it’s a true story! It’s set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team was chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. 12 Strong will be released this Friday, January 19th!

12 STRONG is one of the great unknown stories of American valor. Twelve brave U.S. soldiers dropped everything and ventured into an unknown land, outnumbered 5,000 to 1 to complete one of the most successful special forces missions of all time. However, they had to use the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers rather than state-of-the-art warfare to battle the heavily-armed Taliban. This is the amazing story of these 12 heroes and the families who wondered if they would come home alive.

I find it absolutely fascinating that these soldiers had to use horses instead of the technologically advanced vehicles we’re used to seeing the military use these days! This movie is rated R for war violence and language throughout.

Get a sneak peek with the official trailer:



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Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers book and two (2) Fandango e-gift cards to see 12 Strong in theaters! If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 1/30/18. Gift card ticket value up to $12 each. Good luck!

12 Strong Book + Fandango e-Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Reader Interactions


  1. Gina M says

    I would like to see this because I love seeing stories like this brought to life on the big screen! I would go with my husband, who would also enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Kelly D says

    I would like to see this movie to learn more about these soldiers and what they went through. I would go with my husband..

  3. Anita Duvall says

    I’m with you. Usually not into war movies but this being a true story really intrigues me. My husband and I want to see the movie together.

  4. Bernie Wallace says

    I would like to see this because I enjoy true life military movies. I would like to see this movie with my wife. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  5. susan smoaks says

    i heard one of the actors talking about it on the radio and it sounds like a terrific movie. i would take my husband with me to see it.

  6. Kimberly H says

    I’d like to see this movie because its very fascinating to see how things were during that period of war time. Since it kind of falls during my generation. Very enticing facts about the movie and background as well. I’d take my friend to see it.

  7. elizabeth miller says

    I would love to take my hubby to see this for a date night. This looks like a movie we would both enjoy.I want to see it because not only of it being true but because my son is military and while he knows his daughter and she knows him, the bond that comes about when he has been deployed and comes home makes me want to see the meeting of this dad and daughter,.

  8. Julie Bickham says

    Just the previews alone you know it’s going to be a great movie. I would take my fiance to go see this.

  9. Laurie Nykaza says

    Chris Hemsworth is my daughter favorite actor so i would take her to see this movie it looks really great.

  10. Kristina Potter says

    The big conversation in our household is about our son signing up for the military when hes 18, we have seven months left. I have very mixed emotions. My son loves these kind of movies. So his stepdad and I would take him.

  11. Cheryl Chervitz says

    I would like to see this because I hadn’t heard of it before, it looks like a great movie. I would take my hubby to see it with me.

  12. Rosanne says

    My son served 3 times in Iraq. I know it takes place in Afghanistan but it is inspiring and it has Chris Hemsworth in it

  13. Kristin McCall says

    I really want to see this movie because I love the graphics and all of the actors playing in this film. I would bring my husband with me because he loves action packed movies.

  14. Sheila B says

    I want to see it because it looks like a great movie and one that my husband would enjoy. Now that he is retired he is getting a little bored so an afternoon at the movies would be nice!

  15. Laura Emerson says

    I would like to see this as it is a movie which celebrates the military strength. I would take my husband.

  16. shawna says

    We have family in the Military and love movies that show others what they go through and the sacrafices they make for our great country. Would love to see this with my husband!

  17. BRIAN E. says

    This movie depicts an interesting episode in recent American military history; my wife & I would enjoy seeing it in a theatre.

  18. Carla Pullum says

    I just saw this movie and it’s so good but at the same time it hits home as I am from a military family! My grandparents in the military and my dad served in the war! I was born and raised on Camp Pendleton Base. I would love to take my boyfriend to see this movie as he served in the Army!

  19. Buddy Garrett says

    I have always wanted to see this movie since I saw the previews. I love movies based on actual events. I would take my wife to see this movie.

  20. Regina S says

    I would take my husband and we’d love to see it because I love that it’s based on a true story and it’s about our soldiers who often go unrecognized for the amazing things they’ve done and have been through.

  21. jackie says

    The trailer already had me tear up. I felt so much emotion . This is one incredible story that I must see. I support all i can. WOW!

  22. Jessie Redding says

    I always want to see ‘based on true events’ stuff, always learn something! And I’d bring my husband. 🙂

  23. Philip Lawrence says

    I already saw the movie in a screening before it was released and I took my friend with me since we are both military veterans.

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