Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow (1996)

Hong Kong director John Woo's second U.S. film (his first was Hard Target) delivers a number of exciting action sequences but is let down by a credibility-straining plot. John Travolta plays Vic Deakins, an Air Force pilot on what is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 9, 1996
DVD Release Date: March 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Directed with the keen action instincts Woo brought to The Killer, Hard-Boiled and other cult causes from his career in Hong Kong.

Michael Dequina

A perfectly entertaining, exciting, and competently made action thriller, [but] it can't help but be somewhat of a letdown.

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Nick Rogers

Everything in the Wooeuvre is here and John Travolta acts like a high-school junior getting to play bad for the first time. That's not a knock. For better or worse, "Broken Arrow" embodies everything we expected of American action movies in 1996.

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Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Travolta is camp, but the action is cool in true John Woo style.

Rob Gonsalves

An intricate, rather beautiful dance of momentum and force.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

too long, too loud, too silly

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Decent actioner that is tongue in cheek amid its seriousness, Broken Arrow is thrilling, but somewhat lacks something truly memorable to make this film truly… More
Aj V
No, it's not a remake of the 50s western with James Stewart, this is an entirely different movie. This action movie has good actors, an interesting story,… More
Phil Hubbs
One of the first US films for John Woo before he went on to make a whole load more using the same visual style everytime. The other noteable thing here is the… More
Al S
A high-octane and supersonic blast of a thrill-machine and it dose not let up until the very end. An excellent movie. Director, John Woo scores again with… More
xGary Xx
A US stealth bomber pilot steals its nuclear payload to hold the government to ransom with only his erstwhile comrade and a Park Ranger in a position to stop… More
Christopher Alcock
Broken Arrow is the snotty little brother of the big, loud and ridiclous genre (think Con Air, Speed, Face Off). Where those films thrive, Broken Arrow falls… More

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