Under Fire
Under Fire (1983)

This gripping, emotional story of a roving photographer's transformation from a neutral artist with a camera to an involved human rights activist with a camera begins in Chad, travels to Nicaragua in the early 1980s, and ends when the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 1983
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Means well but it is fatally confused.

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TV Guide

[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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superior thinking man's complicated political action drama.

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Emanuel Levy

A timely political drama, well acted by Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Anyone who (like me) is a sucker for 80s political thrillers set in troubled foreign lands will find this a must-watch, in the same class as The Killing Fields, Missing, Salvador and The Year of Living Dangerously.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

above-average battle movie

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Three outstanding performances highlight this gritty drama.
Michael S
Riveting little political thriller that seems to be all but forgotten!