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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Means well but it is fatally confused."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"above-average battle movie"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"[Spottiswoode] succeeds brilliantly in creating the chaotic last days of Somoza's government while at the same time incisively evaluating the moral dilemma faced by war correspondents."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Presents a fascinating look at a journalist caught up in the tensions and violence in Nicaragua's civil war"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A timely political drama, well acted by Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Spottiswoode captures the random terror of the war zone, the press corps's acute journalistic instinct for story and survival, and the appalling moral dilemmas that reporters must confront."
‑ , Film4
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