Since I am just me, and no one really pays too much attention to me I still say it is a great movie.
A WAR movie, very.
It has been attacked as propaganda - which is really the reason I saw the movie before reading the book. Normally I do it the other way.
I can see where the call of 'propaganda' came from, it was from some one that has no personal value system, that doesn't understand the military, the Special Operations community, and certainly has no real idea of what Afghanistan is nor ever has been.
I will own the DVD as soon as it comes out. Even the special effects guys got most of the explosions right, not all of them but most. Great movie, sad story but heroic on so many levels. I do recommend seeing it.