• Tears of the Sun (2003)

Tears of the Sun

Release Date: March 7th, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 10th, 2003

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

The Nigerian government has fallen, and the country is on the verge of civil war. Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) has been assigned to lead a team of soldiers into the Nigerian jungle to rescue Dr. Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci). When Waters and his team locate Kendricks, she tells them she won't leave her helpless patients to be slaughtered by rebels. The team incurs the wrath of both U.S. and Nigerian forces when they side with Kendricks and attempt to march the refugees to safety.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Eamonn Walker, Nick Chinlund, Fionnula Flanagan, Malick Bowens, Tom Skerritt

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Drama , Action

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Gripping, Doctor, Intense, Transformation, Soldier, Sacrifice, Rescue, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisBoston 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
    Roger EbertChicago 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
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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