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Tears of the Sun

Rated R for strong war violence, some brutality and language.

R In Theaters 03/7/2003 , 121min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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June 12, 2011
Great movie, Tells the truth about what is actually going in many parts of Africa.
October 25, 2008
Perhaps the best movie ever made about making moral decisions. The only thing evil needs is for good men to do nothing.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
Unfortunately, it's not one-tenth as interesting as what you can see at home during a nightly cable surf as U.S. war policy is debated. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Unfortunately, the movie's real setting is a sentimental fantasy world, and its story is a spectacularly incoherent exercise in geopolitical wish fulfillment. Full Review
David Edelstein
At times, you could actually mistake Tears of the Sun for a blunt modern parable instead of an opportunistic mixture of up-to-the-minute atrocities and old-fashioned corn. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
This is an odd amalgam of bleeding-heart sentimentality and over-the-top guts-and-glory action. You're not sure how to feel. But you're certainly not as moved and stunned as you were in "Black Hawk Down." Full Review
James Berardinelli
Fuqua takes a genre picture and, by diverting the story onto an unconventional path, generates a sense of urgency. Tears of the Sun is not a great movie, but it is satisfying, and represents an example of accomplished filmmaking. Full Review

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