Under Fire Reviews

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September 25, 2019
Under Fire manages to transcend its fate to be an honest reflection about the gaze and point of view. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 24, 2019
An incendiary film that transforms the pipe-dream assumption that Americans only intervene to do good into a pipe bomb. The less-interesting love triangle is a delivery system for a blunt, effective observation: War's only objective truth is death.
June 17, 2019
Combines beautiful cinematography, an Oscar-nominated score and great acting performances to create a febrile Central American thriller.
October 19, 2016
Superior thinking man's complicated political action drama.
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.
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.
May 7, 2011
A timely political drama, well acted by Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman.
March 26, 2009
Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.
June 24, 2006
A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle.
October 9, 2005
July 16, 2005
February 26, 2005
above-average battle movie
November 19, 2004
October 23, 2004
This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.
July 29, 2004
August 29, 2003
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.
May 20, 2003
Means well but it is fatally confused.
July 30, 2002
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