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TEARS OF THE SUN

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Tears of the Sun

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
118 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/07/03
performer:
Monica Bellucci, Bruce Willis, Malick Bowens, Fionnula Flanagan, Cole Hauser, Nick Chinlund, Paul Francis, Tom Skerritt, Eamonn Walker
director:
Antoine Fuqua
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Patrick Cirillo, Alex Lasker
genre:
Drama, War, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

In this military-rescue thriller set in the jungles of Nigeria, Bruce Willis, as a Navy SEAL, boasts a shaved head, an electronic earpiece, and an air of detached efficiency that combine to make him look a bit like GloboCop. Assigned to extract an American volunteer (Monica Bellucci) from the crisis zone, Willis leads a ragtag group of African refugees in an escape from Marxist rebels. Director Antoine Fuqua mimics the tangled forest mayhem of Vietnam films like ”Platoon,” but there’s not much distinction here between terror and kinesis — between the hell of war and the kick of war.

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