Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: ,
  • 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)
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
    In Washington's haunted eyes, in the stunning cinematography of Roger Deakins (Fargo) that plunges into the mad flare of combat, in the plot that deftly turns a whodunit into a meditation on character and in Zwick's persistent questioning of authority, Courage Under Fire honors its subject and its audience.
  4. This is a good, solid, intelligent drama about the ambiguities of what does and doesn't constitute courage under fire
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    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. 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.

See all 19 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of