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Murph: The Protector

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Scott Mactavish

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About the Movie

On June 28th, 2005, during an infamous mountainside battle with Taliban forces, Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy was killed while trying to protect his Navy SEAL team. In 2007, he was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor for his bravery, the first ever given for combat in Afghanistan. This powerful documentary features interviews with Lt. Murphy's friends, family, and teammates, and reveals the remarkable life of the son, brother, neighbor, and warrior known to all as Murph, a man who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and the cause of freedom to become a true American hero. This is the story and legacy of MURPH: THE PROTECTOR.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 9
  • Fresh: 7
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Murph: The Protector" reminds us of the valor expended on distant front lines and the holes left at home. – Daniel M. Gold, New York Times, Mar 21, 2013

Rotten: A one-note hagiography, no matter how convincing and affecting its portrait of unimpeachable courage. – Nick Schager, Village Voice, Apr 1, 2013

Fresh: By celebrating an actual American hero, "Murph" reminds audiences that bells and whistles, budgets and effects aren't necessary so long as filmmakers have human stories of bravery and valor to tell. – Sean O'Connell, Washington Post, Mar 22, 2013

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Customer Reviews


This documentary takes an inside look into a true American hero and the dedication it takes to be a part of the Navy SEALs. The portrait that it paints of Lt. Michael Murphy is a testament to his will, his fortitude and his honor. This is a must-watch film for anyone who wonders who the brave men and women are that protect our great country. Simply great.


Murph embodied everything great about America. Every American should know his story.

One of the best movies I have ever seen

Amazing! Must see!

Murph: The Protector
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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