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  • Summary: Lt. Colonel Serling (Washington) is sent home from the Gulf War and soon becomes embroiled in intrigue when he investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of medal-of-honor candidate Capt. Karen Walden (Ryan). (Twentieth Century Fox)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    As profound and intelligent as it is moving, and that makes this memorable motion picture one of 1996's best.
  2. Denzel Washington is riveting.
  3. 88
    The end of the film understandably lays on the emotion a little heavily, but until then Courage Under Fire has been a fascinating emotional and logistical puzzle--almost a courtroom movie, with the desert as the courtroom.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    80
    This is - gasp! - a Hollywood movie actually daring to bare its teeth at silly American flag-waving.
  5. 80
    Edward Zwick's high-minded new outing offers plenty of old-fashioned movie virtues such as believable action, plausible psychology, fully played-out confrontations and honest emotions.
  6. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    75
    A film that wins on 'Courage' of its convictions. {12 July 1996, p. D1]
  7. I sat through "Courage" with interest, but I wasn't particularly moved or riveted with suspense.

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