Black Hawk Down Synopsis
U.S. soldiers take heavy fire while trying to capture a warlord's associates in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It is an exceptional accomplishment.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Films like this are more useful than gung-ho capers like "Behind Enemy Lines." They help audiences understand and sympathize with the...
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Black Hawk turns nightmare into great cinema.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A personal best for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a triumph for Scott and a war film of prodigious power. You will be shaken.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's one of the most ferociously convincing physical re-creations of warfare ever put on screen.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What we need to remember, what Black Hawk Down reminds us, is that there are no safe missions when you're chasing bad guys. Especially when...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Throw in the music -- a wall-to-wall whorl of Eastern modal dirges, thumping rock and Celtic-y skirl -- and you've got a veritable...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Even an audience moved to tender patriotism might wonder how Scott, a proven master of ''Gladiator''-size visual showmanship, could have...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Character is almost wholly subordinated to a blast-furnace rendering of the hell into which they're dumped. Seldom will you see so many US...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Functions mainly as an action extravaganza, and a numbingly depersonalized one at that.
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By vb7e7
Amazing movie recommend it to all....

By UNIT75
Great movie about wars in Somali...

Black Hawk Down Movie Review

By Spencer27057
90 out of 100 Non-stop thrills and combat action in this powerful war drama since Saving Private Ryan....

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Rated R | For Intense Realistic War Violence, Intense Graphic War Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Violent depiction of a risky rescue; adults only.
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