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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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