75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Simplistic and jingoistic. But it's also explosively fun.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
It's plenty thrilling, and it appeals to the flag-waving patriot in all of us.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A Hollywood production that appeals to our patriotism while respecting our intelligence.
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63

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
The conflict (in Afghanistan) makes this updated Rambo-esque thriller seem at once dated and yet relevant in ways its creators could not have envisioned.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A slickly entertaining war movie that's sometimes striking, sometimes silly -- but never, ever boring.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
As it is, Behind Enemy Lines will satisfy only those in search of a rousingly, if simplistically, patriotic bloodbath.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There aren't many better examples of how commercial intuition sabotages story integrity in today's Hollywood.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's nothing very rockin' about seeing Gene Hackman give a rare indifferent performance as a Navy admiral trying to effect a rescue for which his hands are tied.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
We, the people, are meant to cheer in response, but the spirit isn't willing. War is hell, but so is peace -- at least when it comes to movies in a no-man's-land like this one.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Behind Enemy Lines has a wretched script and a director (first-timer John Moore) who either has no taste or doesn't know what he's doing.
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49 out of 100
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