Tears of the Sun - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tears of the Sun Reviews

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March 8, 2018
The movie's noble aspirations are clear--Bosnia and Rwanda were obviously on the filmmakers' minds--yet it's hopelessly steeped in stale Hollywood action conventions.
January 31, 2018
It has a rare attention to detail and a strong sense of place.
December 28, 2010
Shamelessly one-sided with cheesy wooden dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 23, 2007
The movie regales us with the heroics of a (mostly) white American platoon picking off anonymous black savages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 28, 2005
A huge screaming bore of a war flick with a big plate of pretentiousness on the side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2005
...an unapologetic paean to the nobility of the American foot solider.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 6, 2004
A tale of courage so facile and off-handedly racist that only Hollywood could have invented it. It confuses slaughter with action, and it's stupid, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 6, 2004
... Fuqua relies on old-fashioned, gung-ho heroics and the stern face of Bruce Willis to carry the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 4, 2004
Tears of the Sun... [tells us]how the chain of command can be ignored if you 'feel' you have a better idea. Let's hope no one takes this seriously.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
November 28, 2003
Ao contrário de insultos como Falcão Negro em Perigo e Fomos Heróis, o protagonista deste filme investe numa causa nobre. E isso faz toda a diferença.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2003
Offers a heroism high on condition that you can ditch disbelief ASAP.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2003
Movies like Tears of the Sun, which are not up to getting immersed in current events, should just stay away from history entirely.
September 13, 2003
There is enough tension and violent action in the movie for it to qualify as a respectable, if worthy, militarist adventure, with Willis and his grizzled band wearing their gear and operating their weapons with ruthless and authentic efficiency.
September 9, 2003
Dumbed-down, tree-hugging propaganda trying to masquerade as an action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
August 17, 2003
The issues it raises are both noble, topical and worth exploring, which makes this an interesting, if flawed, military exercise.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2003
Tears waffles so much between three 'war-is' mentalities - hell, redemptive and super-cool for explosions - that it's hard to truly connect.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
June 19, 2003
More brutally evil than Hitler's SS, the Nigerian rebels are about as one-sided a depiction of enemy soldiers you're apt to find this side of a John Wayne war movie. It's unsettling, and in the light of current events, almost unacceptable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2003
More entertaining than the average action flick
| Original Score: B
April 22, 2003
Will a thinking audience really buy the image of helpless, grateful people bestowing kisses and victory songs upon Willis as the representative of all things American: power, guts, compassion?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2003
overwrought, underwritten and with glacial pace that makes for a piquant juxtaposition to its tropical Nigerian location.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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