Tears of the Sun

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

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  • Summary: Bruce Willis stars as Lt. A.K. Waters, the loyal veteran officer of a Navy S.E.A.L unit. When he's sent into the heart of Africa, the usually hard-bitten Waters finds himself deeply conflicted at having to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own conscience. (Sony)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 7 out of 36
  1. The film is a strictly no-bull proposition.
  2. Whenever its noble aims miss, Bruce Willis saves it.
  3. The New Yorker
    Reviewed by: David Denby
    70
    Tears of the Sun may be a flattering myth, but it’s not a bad myth to be flattered by. [17 March 2003, p. 154]
  4. The fiction that follows can be safely regarded as much more than a war movie -- hell, this is a pro-war movie. Were it a politician, it would be Donald Rumsfeld.
  5. May make you weep, but not in the way anyone intended. Handsomely made, well-meaning but finally frustrating and unsatisfying, this perplexing film is an example of a previously unseen hybrid, the socially conscious, humanitarian action movie. It doesn't appear to be a genre with much of a future.
  6. For a film so intent on the rules of engagement, this is hardly engaging drama.
  7. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    20
    Relevance can't rescue this would-be epic from the swamps of inertia, absurdity and sentimentality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 42
  2. Negative: 11 out of 42
  1. Jul 20, 2015
    10
    .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Excelente drama de guerra Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2016
    10
    .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................a reflecting, emotional & action-packed Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is strange to see its such - the actor whom it is difficult to present in other role, than to roles of the cool guy thrusting tens of bullets in any who will encroach on the American way of life.


    It is strange to look, how flow down on the person of the lieutenant rain drops, and to see his eyes. Eyes of the professional many long years killing by order of where will tell and in whom will specify. Eyes in which is brighter, than in the opinion of the person of any other trade, all pain of this silly is reflected, God of the damned world which is not able and doing not wish to learn to live in the consent with itself. Eyes in which depth, behind a wall of composure of the gone through fire and water person, the weariness hardly considerably decays. Both grief. And a question: what I for you, become hardened should make heart and soul Adam and Eve's living on this planet descendants that you at last have realized importance of each human life? How many still lives I that you has reached should take away, what it is impossible to kill or order to kill only because to you so it is pleasant or because you are obliged? Whom from you I should shoot down or kill, that the mankind has come round and has ceased is boastful to be trampled down knee-deep in own blood? This question is set to itself by each soldier. Not only at cinema, but also in life. But it is necessary to search for the answer to it very long. At times so happens that it comes only when the one who set, has already failed on the earth with the raked breast.


    And still each of them hopes that will find the answer not too late. That can make it still before will feel that for quite some time now to it already on all to spit, and the question that was once shone in the heart of eyes, was replaced with the cold, cynical and indifferent counter of death.


    And it... It has already found it. Not in words and not in books. And in eyes. In the opinion of Lena Kendricks, going mad of ignorance - it has survived or not. In the opinion of those whom conducted behind itself to the border and whom covered with fire in last furious and bloody firing. In the opinion of Slo, dying at it on hands. In the opinion of Lake, covered before death the body the Nigerian girl.


    The answer has appeared is simple. Easier the most simple question. Healthy fellow Mike was right, devil take it: "all it wasn't vain".


    After all if you want to rescue the whole world - begin at least with one person...
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  4. May 16, 2016
    9
    An incredibly powerful, intense, action-packed drama, with Bruce Willis giving an excellent performance.

    Watch it online for free:
    An incredibly powerful, intense, action-packed drama, with Bruce Willis giving an excellent performance.

    Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-1959-Tears-of-the-Sun
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  5. Dec 25, 2013
    6
    Yes, the characters are wooden and the plot is entirely generic and predictable, but thanks to some utter cinematic dedication from Fuqua, aYes, the characters are wooden and the plot is entirely generic and predictable, but thanks to some utter cinematic dedication from Fuqua, a handful of cool action set pieces, and a criminally underrated score from Hans Zimmer, "Tears Of The Sun" mostly succeeds as an action thriller. Expand
  6. May 13, 2011
    6
    Better than your average movie of this type Tears of the sun delivers a respectable story and good acting. Worth a watch, mabye worth buyingBetter than your average movie of this type Tears of the sun delivers a respectable story and good acting. Worth a watch, mabye worth buying for around $3. Nothing special here though really, it is just your normal slightly above average flick. Expand
  7. Jan 23, 2016
    1
    Bruce Willis - the movie. Starring Bruce Willis. One of those movies I wanted all the "good" people to die just for a whiff of somethingBruce Willis - the movie. Starring Bruce Willis. One of those movies I wanted all the "good" people to die just for a whiff of something original. The movie was written by a machine with the words "Action movie generator" down the side. Expand

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