Tears of the Sun
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A career soldier is forced to choose between following orders and saving lives in this action thriller. Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) is a veteran Navy SEAL whose commander (Tom Skerritt) has given his team a special assignment. A Central African nation is expected to explode into war at any moment, and Waters and his cohorts are to escort any American citizens in the area to safety, most notably Dr. Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci), a doctor from the United States who has set up a clinic in the jungle. Waters and his men find Kendricks, but she refuses to leave with them unless she can bring… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Will a thinking audience really buy the image of helpless, grateful people bestowing kisses and victory songs upon Willis as the representative of all things American: power, guts, compassion?"
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Fuqua ... can stage action, but he can't save a trivializing, reactionary script featuring a Hollywood star (read America) as a global savior."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Shamelessly one-sided with cheesy wooden dialogue."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...an unapologetic paean to the nobility of the American foot solider."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Tears of the Sun... [tells us]how the chain of command can be ignored if you 'feel' you have a better idea. Let's hope no one takes this seriously."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Deserves the bad reviews and the lackluster earnings it has accumulated thus far."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"This Black Hawk Down theft is a trial by cliché."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"The movie regales us with the heroics of a (mostly) white American platoon picking off anonymous black savages."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A tale of courage so facile and off-handedly racist that only Hollywood could have invented it. It confuses slaughter with action, and it's stupid, too."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Ao contrário de insultos como Falcão Negro em Perigo e Fomos Heróis, o protagonista deste filme investe numa causa nobre. E isso faz toda a diferença."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Raping and pillaging and blowing things up is mainly what this movie is about, although it claims to show how the most robotic, dehumanized soldiers can be transformed by human suffering."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"In a movie with so much graphic suffering by innocent Africans, it's a bit disconcerting that so much loving attention is paid to Bruce Willis's anguished mug."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A huge screaming bore of a war flick with a big plate of pretentiousness on the side."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"... Fuqua relies on old-fashioned, gung-ho heroics and the stern face of Bruce Willis to carry the show."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Offers a heroism high on condition that you can ditch disbelief ASAP."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
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