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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

Murph:the protector

Every single american should watch this and remember the brave sacrifices the people in our military make as well as their families. Gone but never forgotten!!!!

God Bless Murph

I wish parents would watch and discuss this movie with their kids as they approach middle and high school as they begin making the choices that are going to define their life’s direction. You can’t watch this and not be inspired by Michael’s dedication and the impact he had on his family, friends, and country at large.

To all those other dedicated military personnel that served as Michael’s brothers in arms - I thank you for everything you do for us. This film is a reflection on your dedication and service as well.

True American Hero

Can't say enough good things about Murph and those like him. Rest in Peace, brother.

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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