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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Behind Enemy Lines has a wretched script and a director (first-timer John Moore) who either has no taste or doesn't know what he's doing. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    There's nothing very rockin' about seeing Gene Hackman give a rare indifferent performance as a Navy admiral trying to effect a rescue for which his hands are tied. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A Hollywood production that appeals to our patriotism while respecting our intelligence. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Simplistic and jingoistic. But it's also explosively fun. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There aren't many better examples of how commercial intuition sabotages story integrity in today's Hollywood. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's plenty thrilling, and it appeals to the flag-waving patriot in all of us. show more

  • 63
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    The conflict (in Afghanistan) makes this updated Rambo-esque thriller seem at once dated and yet relevant in ways its creators could not have envisioned. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A slickly entertaining war movie that's sometimes striking, sometimes silly -- but never, ever boring. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A pumped-up, flag-waving, outrageously hokey and ridiculous -- but sometimes incredibly exciting -- war movie. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    As it is, Behind Enemy Lines will satisfy only those in search of a rousingly, if simplistically, patriotic bloodbath. show more

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