Tears of the Sun - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tears of the Sun Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...an unapologetic paean to the nobility of the American foot solider.
| Original Score: B-
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
August 17, 2003
The issues it raises are both noble, topical and worth exploring, which makes this an interesting, if flawed, military exercise.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 13, 2003
More entertaining than the average action flick
| Original Score: B
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
March 25, 2003
Unusually thoughtful and involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
March 15, 2003
I'm ultimately recommending Tears of the Sun and notably its first three-quarters, because even with its oversimplified and falsely optimistic ending, the film hits upon an issue people need to start exploring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 11, 2003
An action film with more than just action. It deals with serious, substantial, contemporary political and moral issues.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 11, 2003
Don't be bamboozled by the humanist mythopoetic title: 'Tears of the Sun' is 'Rambo' with a better script and a sense of style.
| Original Score: 3/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
March 11, 2003
The pull between Fuqua's socio-political style and Willis' Hollywood action style is evident, and the compromised film gives us neither ideal to its greatest extent.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Jill Bernstein
Premiere Magazine
March 11, 2003
Has all the makings of a classic '80s-style action-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
March 11, 2003
The rest of the world will find us even more arrogant than they already did because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
March 10, 2003
Led by Bruce Willis, the film is flawed but entertaining and thrilling enough to please all in a time when the topic of war is hot.
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 9, 2003
The film is a completely mirthless affair. But to its credit, it never turns into the numbing shrapnel-fest of a "Black Hawk Down", either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
March 8, 2003
Dramatizes exactly the kind of life-and-death choices we all dread having to make, but in a story where the choices are obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 7, 2003
The film is a strictly no-bull proposition.
Peter Bernard
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 7, 2003
Shortcomings are saved by fast-paced combat scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
March 7, 2003
Propaganda doesn't get any more entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4
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