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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) can stage action, but he can't save a trivializing, reactionary script featuring a Hollywood star (read America) as a global savior. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What pushes it above mediocrity is that it ends better than it begins. show more

  • 50
    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. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Relevance can't rescue this would-be epic from the swamps of inertia, absurdity and sentimentality. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's simplistic and reactionary and designed to get hearts pumping but not minds thinking. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A preposterous action movie in which a Navy SEAL makes the world safe for democracy one continent at a time. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Until it descends into mindless routine action in the climactic scenes, Tears of the Sun is essentially an impressionistic nightmare. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The film would be just as powerful, if less likely to saturate suburban megaplexes and flatter its patrons, were its saviors -- I don't know - French. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Whenever its noble aims miss, Bruce Willis saves it. show more

  • June 12, 2011 brebradl
    Report This User

    Great movie, Tells the truth about what is actually going in many parts of Africa.

  • October 25, 2008 H
    Report This User

    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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