Behind Enemy Lines Reviews

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September 7, 2011
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.
December 24, 2001
With one taut action scene after another, as long as you leave your brain at the door, this is an a glibly entertaining ride.
December 8, 2001
An old-fashioned game of the cinematic cat-and-mouse, soldier-on-the-run variety.
Top Critic
December 6, 2001
The only thing certain about Behind Enemy Lines is that Mr. Wilson is in it for the chance to work with Mr. Hackman, and Mr. Hackman is in it for the money.
December 3, 2001
A piece of junk.
November 30, 2001
Pro forma stuff, so much so that you start to wonder why no fetching femme resistance fighter materializes to help the Americans on the ground.
November 30, 2001
This baby comes equipped with all the bells and missiles. Given the standard-issue plot, it's about all it can be.
November 30, 2001
The pop-soundtrack bombast of the too-infrequently somber Behind Enemy Lines ... sometimes reduces a mediocre pursuit movie with capable action to 'Rockin' Bosnia.'
November 30, 2001
Directed by first-timer John Moore on the strength of his work on a Sega game ad, which may tell you everything you need to know about its visual sense and narrative nonsense.
November 30, 2001
Put into the context of a real world at war, the movie seems impossibly shallow.
November 30, 2001
'Oh no, what will happen to Tom Cruise!' -- that might have worked. 'Oh no, what will happen to Owen Wilson!' just doesn't cut it.
November 30, 2001
If you're looking for anything beyond flashy entertainment, Behind Enemy Lines feels out of whack from the start.
November 30, 2001
Has first-rate action and a lot of it.
November 30, 2001
A slickly entertaining war movie that's sometimes striking, sometimes silly -- but never, ever boring.
November 30, 2001
Politics bad. Boom boom good.
November 30, 2001
A highly competent, if inflated, action flick that offers us war from every vantage.
November 30, 2001
An involving and driving action-packed movie.
November 30, 2001
Its hero is so reckless and its villains so incompetent that it's a showdown between a man begging to be shot, and an enemy that can't hit the side of a Bos-nian barn.
November 30, 2001
It's no more than recruiting-poster deep.
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