Courage Under Fire - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Courage Under Fire Reviews

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June 4, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The whole thing is just pointless, coming off as propaganda, glamorizing war and the military.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's well-appointed, well acted, tells a coherent story, has all the necessary pieces in place. But it never involves the viewer emotionally. It never thrills.
September 11, 2002
I wasn't particularly moved or riveted with suspense.
June 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2003
For Meg Ryan this was opportunity to shed her image of romantic comedies queen and play some serious role for a change.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
March 2, 2003
a confused Gulf War flick adopting the structure of "Rashomon," the sentimentality of "Love Story," and the souls of Hollywood hacks.
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June 5, 2002
The sharp-edged script by Patrick Sheane Duncan offers a challenging structure, ala Rashamon, to examine issues of courage and truth, but unfortunately the story is never fully realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The end of the film understandably lays on the emotion a little heavily, but until then Courage Under Fire has been a fascinating emotional and logistical puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Courage Under Fire is as profound and intelligent as it is moving, and that makes this memorable motion picture one of 1996's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 3, 2001
Well-structured war tale with star turns by Washington and Ryan.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington has been playing well-balanced and in-control characters for quite a while and it is nice to see him playing a man with some serious emotional problems.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
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.
January 1, 2000
Zwick pulls off the trick of making each story plausible, while Ryan successfully sheds her usual overmannered acting style and turns in a solid, if fleeting, performance as a no-nonsense, leathery woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The film is driven by Washington's remarkable, burning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2002
Bold and visionary movie that dare to make the pursuit of truth into a spiritual quest.
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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