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Black Hawk Down

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Black Hawk Down

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
144 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/28/01
Wide Release Date:
01/18/02
performer:
Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Josh Hartnett, Jason Isaacs, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, Tom Sizemore
director:
Ridley Scott
Producer:
Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Ken Nolan
genre:
Drama, War

We gave it an A-

Zimmer (Gladiator, Crimson Tide) achieves his usual taut dramatic pitch, but with some inspired, Oscar-worthy stretches. Operating under the assumption that war is a clash of cultures, he uses thumping electronic instruments to represent American soldiers and an orchestra of equally aggressive ethnic sounds and voices (Baaba Maal and Rachid Taha) for the Somali. Zimmer comes off neutral without being bland, and the battle of styles is as beautiful and compelling as anything in the film. A-