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Tears of the Sun

5 Ratings: 3.0
Action & Adventure movie directed by Antoine Fuqua

While it offers nothing new to the military action genre,Tears of the Sundistinguishes itself with fine acting, expert craftsmanship, and seriousness of purpose. Its familiar "extraction mission" plot is essentially similar to that ofBlack Hawk Down, … see full wiki

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Genre: Action, Adventure
5 reviews about Tears of the Sun
review by . January 26, 2009
In this movie, Bruce Willis is part of a Special Forces unit that is deployed into a war-torn part of Africa with instructions to certain extract US citizens that are working at a missionary. Willis and his team battle and evade a large force that is quickly tracking them throughout there journey to the extraction zone. Along the way they confront and eliminate a group of men that are carrying out their mission of ethnic cleansing. While this is nothing like the Die Hard series, this is still a …
review by . October 20, 2008
Pros: story, acting     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' ~ Edmund Burke       I am once again stricken by the depravity and totally unhuman conditions shown in Tears of the Sun. The greatest speakers in the world can talk to me until time unravels and I'll never, ever, understand the need for debasing other humans under the guise …
review by . July 12, 2006
TEARS OF THE SUN is one of those movies where you have to kind of wonder why it was made in the first place. It concerns a small group of elite American soldiers sent into a civil-war torn African nation to extract an American doctor, a priest and two nuns and get them to safety. When the doctor only agrees to go if all her patients who can walk are also allowed to leave, the American's face some difficult and dangerous choices as they trek across country to safety while pursued by bloodthirsty …
review by . March 19, 2004
First, the DVD appears to be an excellent transfer--gorgeous colors and photography and good sound really show off a home theater system. The extra features are excellent and explain the purpose behind the movie.  Second, this is a great story with first rate direction. It is patently an action movie that "cares" about people, and does a very good job of explaining why. The director does a great job of doing this by creating characters we care about in an intriguing plot, and avoids preachiness. …
review by . June 22, 2003
TEARS OF THE SUN is yet another action movie that spends more on special effects of destruction than on any other aspect. Given that this type of film seems to be in demand at the box ofice I suppose that the humanistic edge of this 'hard-nosed military types softening from the regimen of their "mission" to take time and heart to help a struggling people beseiged by guerillas' puts it on firmer ground than most. Not a film for the weak of stomach but a beautifully photographed and luminously scored …
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