Reviews

Sep 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]
Jun 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.
Jun 17, 2019
Combines beautiful cinematography, an Oscar-nominated score and great acting performances to create a febrile Central American thriller.
Oct 19, 2016
Superior thinking man's complicated political action drama.
Mar 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.
Jan 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.
Mar 26, 2009
Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.
Jun 24, 2006
A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle.
Oct 9, 2005
Jul 16, 2005
Feb 26, 2005
above-average battle movie
Nov 19, 2004
Oct 23, 2004
This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.
Jul 29, 2004
Aug 29, 2003
Jul 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.
Jul 30, 2002