Bat*21 (Bat 21)
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Based on a true story, Bat 21 follows the harrowing adventures of Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton (Gene Hackman), whose plane is shot down over enemy territory while on reconnaissance behind enemy lines in Vietnam. Because Hambleton used to call the shots from behind a desk, he lacks combat survival experience and is forced to adapt while the enemy surrounds him on all sides. As the Air Force plans a risky rescue mission, he is befriended by pilot Bartholomew Clark (Danny Glover), who can't land to pick up Hambleton due to the enemy activity but keeps him company by radio. Hambleton's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"I was reminded of Hackman's comment in Night Moves that watching a Rohmer film was like watching paint dry - although in this case, it's more like watching blood coagulate."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A good story overwhelmed by routine filmmaking."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Faithful adaptation of the book."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Great chemistry between Glover and Hackman highlight this intense little war flick."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Enjoyable Vietnam War actioner with a good dynamic between Hackman and Glover."
‑ Brian Mckay,
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