Under Fire (1983)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 16
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 2
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 3.3/5
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This gripping, emotional story of a roving photographer's transformation from a neutral artist with a camera to an involved human rights activist with a camera begins in Chad, travels to Nicaragua in the early 1980s, and ends when the Nicaraguan dictator Somoza takes off for the palm trees and beaches of Florida. Nick Nolte brilliantly interprets his role as the photographer Russell Price, and Joanna Cassidy is Claire, the radio journalist he meets while in Chad, along with her lover, Time
Oct 21, 1983 Limited
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Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.
This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.
[Spottiswoode] succeeds brilliantly in creating the chaotic last days of Somoza's government while at the same time incisively evaluating the moral dilemma faced by war correspondents.
above-average battle movie
Presents a fascinating look at a journalist caught up in the tensions and violence in Nicaragua's civil war
Spottiswoode captures the random terror of the war zone, the press corps's acute journalistic instinct for story and survival, and the appalling moral dilemmas that reporters must confront.
Audience Reviews for Under Fire
- Hub Kittle: That's not my blood.
- Russell Price: I had to make a decision. I think I made the wrong one.
- Oates: I got more of a bit part here, but I'm not that good.
- Claire Stryder: I have round heels.
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