• Black Hawk Down (2002)

Black Hawk Down

Release Date: January 18th, 2002

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2002

R |2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

The film takes place in 1993 when the U.S. sent special forces into Somalia to destabilize the government and bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population. Using Black Hawk helicopters to lower the soldiers onto the ground, an unexpected attack by Somalian forces brings two of the helicopters down immediately. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their balance while enduring heavy gunfire.

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard, Gabriel Casseus

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: War , Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Revolution Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Tristar, Svensk Filmindustri (SF) AB, Columbia Pictures, Cascade Film, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Revolution Studios

Keywords: Tense, 1990s, Pursuit, Quest, Rescue, Gritty, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Films like this are more useful than gung-ho capers like "Behind Enemy Lines." They help audiences understand and sympathize with the actual experiences of combat troops, instead of trivializing them into entertainments. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Black Hawk turns nightmare into great cinema. show more

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    It is an exceptional accomplishment. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Platoon
Platoon

Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit betw...

Stream Online
Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened "Joker" by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey), and pudgy Private Lawrence (...

Stream Online
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker

Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer

Awards

Nominated Directing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Sound
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Cinematography