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Under Fire Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 19, 2016
Superior thinking man's complicated political action drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 11, 2015
Anyone who (like me) is a sucker for 80s political thrillers set in troubled foreign lands will find this a must-watch, in the same class as The Killing Fields, Missing, Salvador and The Year of Living Dangerously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

TV Guide
January 3, 2012
[Spottiswoode] succeeds brilliantly in creating the chaotic last days of Somoza's government while at the same time incisively evaluating the moral dilemma faced by war correspondents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
May 7, 2011
A timely political drama, well acted by Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 26, 2005
above-average battle movie
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 23, 2003
Presents a fascinating look at a journalist caught up in the tensions and violence in Nicaragua's civil war

May 24, 2003
Spottiswoode captures the random terror of the war zone, the press corps's acute journalistic instinct for story and survival, and the appalling moral dilemmas that reporters must confront.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Means well but it is fatally confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
October 9, 2001
| Original Score: 62/100
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