[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.
| Original Score: 3/4
A timely political drama, well acted by Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman.
| Original Score: B
Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.
A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle.
above-average battle movie
| Original Score: 3/5
This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Means well but it is fatally confused.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 62/100