Tears of the Sun (Blu-ray) R

He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Sony Pictures

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Total Count: 155


User Ratings: 119,694
Raping and pillaging and blowing things up is mainly what this movie is about, although it claims to show how the most robotic, dehumanized soldiers can be transformed by human suffering. Full Review
Mar 20, 2003
Rating: 2/5 -- A huge screaming bore of a war flick with a big plate of pretentiousness on the side. Full Review
May 28, 2005
Rating: 1/4 -- For me, Tears of the Sun is all about how easy it can be to make a film on the perceived brutalities of another man, easier still to turn it into a crashing bore of a film! Full Review
Jan 3, 2019
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Will a thinking audience really buy the image of helpless, grateful people bestowing kisses and victory songs upon Willis as the representative of all things American: power, guts, compassion?
New York Daily News
Apr 22, 2003
...Willis does easily what some actors cannot do at all, playing minimalist hard-boiled heroism...
Chicago Sun-Times
Apr 6, 2003
Rating: 2/5 -- The movie regales us with the heroics of a (mostly) white American platoon picking off anonymous black savages. Full Review
Sep 23, 2007
Rating: B- -- ...an unapologetic paean to the nobility of the American foot solider.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jan 29, 2005

Product Description:

Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) and his elite team of Navy SEALS have their work cut out for them when they are dispatched to war-torn Nigeria with orders to rescue an American citizen, Dr. Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci). The mission is pretty cut and dry except for one glitch: Dr. Kendricks will have to abandon the natives to whom she has been providing healthcare and those that work in the mission where her rudimentary hospital is located. Of course, Dr. Kendricks refuses to leave without her people, forcing Lt. Waters to choose between completing his orders as directed or putting the lives of his men on the line by helping the refugees cross the border to Cameroon on foot. To complicate matters, the group is being pursued by militant guerillas who destroy everything in their path. Willis is in top DIE HARD form as Lt. Waters, a touch-as-nails military man who confronts his conscience and makes decisions that surprise even him as he finds himself influenced by the stubborn Dr. Kendricks. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY), this film offers an enlightening and disturbing look at the conditions that permeate war-torn countries.


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  • UPC: 043396160972
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