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Tears of the Sun (2003)

Tears of the Sun

Overview


Genre

Action, War

Release Date

March 07, 2003

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

121 min.

Production Budget

$75 millions

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Antoine Fuqua

Producer

Ian Bryce, Mike Lobell, Arnold Rifkin

Screenwriter

Alex Lasker, Patrick Cirillo

Starring

Story


In director Antoine Fuqua's (Training Day) new action-adventure film, Bruce Willis stars as Lt. A.K. Waters, the loyal veteran officer of a Navy S.E.A.L unit. When he's sent into the heart of Africa, the usually hard-bitten Waters finds himself deeply conflicted at having to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own conscience.

Though a fictionalization, Tears of the Sun deals with the gritty realism of human conflict as Lt. Waters travels to war-torn central Africa to rescue Dr. Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci), a U.S. citizen who runs a mission in the countryside. But when Lt. Waters arrives Dr. Kendricks refuses to abandon the refugees under her care. She implores Waters to escort them on a dangerous trek through the dense jungle to the nearby border. During the journey the S.E.A.L.s find themselves the unwitting guardians of a man sought by the rebel militia. This further endangers their already hazardous mission, but all the while strengthening Waters' resolve to protect Lena and the refugees, and to deliver them safely across the border.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Bruce Willis delivers a lazy, impassive performance..”
by Rick Kisonak [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
“..the portentous tone and subtext are faithful to the 1960 western and the cinematography is slick..”
by Nev Pierce [BBC Films]
“..Not an outstanding military drama, but a competent one..”
by Brian McKay [EFilmCritic]