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Courage Under Fire Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 14, 2010
Military drama deploys plenty of violence, swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2008
A carefully conceived, dramatically honorable picture that treats its subject with clarity and intelligence, especially by contemporary standards.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
As the detective-story flashback structure gets under way, what initially seemed adherence to dramatic and moral cliché becomes more complex and interesting.
April 9, 2005
Denzel Washington gives as fine a performance as I have seen him give.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 28, 2004
A provocative film with Oscar caliber performances. (published 7-19-96)
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
August 30, 2004
Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healthy share of surprises.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2004
Denzel Washington reinforces his image as a serious leading man who dominates a film with his quiet intensity and aura of introspection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 2, 2004
Underrated war flick with a surprisingly effective performance by Meg Ryan
| Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 2, 2004
When [Washington's] long pent-up emotions finally break through the surface, the result is at once exhilarating and heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2003
Excellent military mystery. Rashomon style point of view play.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2003
Washington's inherent gravity anchors his troubled and troublesome character, and Ryan, whom we'd all but written off as a perpetual pom-pom girl, takes on an atypical role and acquits herself, well, honorably.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 3, 2003
Predictable, yet eminently watchable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2002
Bold and visionary movie that dare to make the pursuit of truth into a spiritual quest.
June 18, 2002
A fascinating mystery mixed with war action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2002
At the end of Courage Under Fire, you feel torn between admiration and annoyance with the filmmakers, who take an attention-grabbing premise and skillfully develop it into a conclusion that's pure piffle.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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