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Behind Enemy Lines Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Action movie with intense peril and devastation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
From its prosaic title to its convenient timeliness, this valentine to U.S. military guys hamstrung by officious NATO bureaucrats could hardly seem less promising
Full Review | Original Score: B
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
That's just one of many reasons why I'm reluctant to call Behind the Lines entertainment. Propaganda, MTV-style, might be closer to the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
A satisfying enough piece of giddy-up entertainment that raises a few passing questions about the American 'cowboy mentality' before ultimately deciding it's a lot more fun to simply eat your action movie cake than try to have it too.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
Behind Enemy Lines crosses into the ugly side of patriotism.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Ireland)
January 30, 2003
Plays more like a recruitment video for the US military than any serious examination of conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
This film was so uninspired and bad, it is difficult to find anything positive to say about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
November 10, 2002
It's pure adventure hokum, despite some end captions which are put up as though the events portrayed really happened (they didn't).
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Military thriller aims high and misses the barn door by a mile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
The filmmakers do their best to distract us, but eventually it becomes hard to ignore that Behind Enemy Lines is one long chase sequence.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
There isn't a single surprise, but there is a lot of hokey (and mostly too loud) music, along with tired visuals (parachuting over a snow-clad angel statue is one) and stuff blowing up.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Works pretty well as long as you don't pay too much attention to what anyone says and just let the action sweep you along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
It is flawed, often-breathless entertainment anchored to the confusion, complexities and horrors of current armed and ethnic conflicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 3, 2002
The whole endeavor is wound up in heroic pontificating that renders it boring and cornily pretentious.
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Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
Forgettable Hollywood war movie that begs you to leave your brain at home...
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June 11, 2002
Ejemplo de un cine de acción fresco que buena falta le hace al mercado hollywoodense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
May 25, 2002
La cinta, pese a su altísima carga patriotera y su narrativa tipo Rambo logra mostrarnos la crudeza de la guerra de Bosnia.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 9, 2002
Goes over the top and beyond in grandly heroic and even superheroic style, in a way unmatched by any war movie since Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 24, 2002
Not even Hackman's typical self-assurance can save this stock military thriller.
| Original Score: 4/10
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
Flag-waving claptrap--a self-congratulating mess of an action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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