Black Hawk Down

2001

Action / Drama / History / Thriller / War

273
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 323631

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Tom Hardy as Twombly
Ewan McGregor as Grimes
William Fichtner as Sanderson
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Reviewed by wrathofvengeance 10 / 10

The greatest depiction of modern warfare ever filmed

Ridley Scott has achieved what very few Hollywood directors could do; the ability to bring to life the visceral intensity and chaos of urban street combat, and to do it in such a way that tinkers exquisite cinematography and imagery that is both visually pleasing and mind blowing. Everything in this movie from the aerial shots to the close ups of soldiers wailing against a wall as they press their faces into the sandy cinder block surface whilst carefully peeking around a corner is expertly accomplished and brilliantly choreographed in such a way that the entire style of filming resembles a thematic dance to the retina. That's the thing about Scott....his capacity to absorb visual composition with image translation and process it in such a way that its blissful to watch.

I won't get into the details of the raid or the mission as that's left for the viewer to find out, but I will elaborate on what type of movie this is. It's not your ordinary war movie where there's a sweet lovable young handsome male with a loving family and a pet dog and a caring girlfriend who wishes him the best and sends love letters. That's called sentimentalism, and that's out the window. Black Hawk Down is sharp and straight to the point, there is no time for back stories or emotional connections to the characters, because real war movies with a focus on blood and battle disregard that silly trivia as nothing more than what it is...trivia. This is by far the greatest testament to the modern American soldier ever filmed, mark my words on that. Until something as impressive, visually encapsulating and combat orientated comes to pass, nothing is topping Ridley Scott's raison d'etre of war movies. Black Hawk Down is one for the ages.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

War Zone Disturbances Of Taking No Prisoners

Movie Review: "Black Hawk Down" (2001)

Declared a "Failed State" by the United Nations in 1992, Somalia remains in civil war conflicting confrontations since 1991, where all involved regimes have a relentless hungry for power of their population, greed towards declining natural resources and famine all cross country ravishing on to this very day in one of most burning grounds on this planet located in Nothern-Eastern part of Africa.

Director Ridley Scott takes on this Academy-Award-nominated directorial effort on U.S. military rescue mission intervention to total fall-out situations in nerve-striking modern warfare action sequences with title-given spectacular shot crash sights by also Academy-Award-nominated highly-visceral cinematography by Slawomir Idziak, who makes sure that in concrete-splintering, blood-splashing shots of high-end combat, the characters with an amazingly assembled ensemble cast, including Military-General-portraying war-lord confronting actor Sam Shepard (1943-2017), Eric Bana as solid rock of an honorable sergeant, Josh Hartnett and Tom Hardy performing with faces of hardly-conceivable innocence to their roles, when Colonel McKnight, portrayed by performance-pushing-endeavors Tom Sizemore must bring his men home in a pursued convey under constant fire power alongside all-too-fast cut and gone beats of urban war horror representing supporting efforts by Jason Isaacs, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner and Ewan McGregor that director Ridley Scott hits his signature marks of war knowing no heroes, but survivors and the remembrance of being as clear as taking care of the man beside you, when it comes to battle in an forfeited war zone disturbance by U.S. government initiatives.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer alongside producing with director Ridley Scott make sure throughout this 135-Minute-editorial by Acdemy-Award-winning editor Pietro Scalia that "Black Hawk Down" even its observation state of capturing the actions of struggling as misguided U.S. American soldiers in a civil war of no prisoners, as to say plain ongoing genocide with hundred of thousands dead, finds respectable and conservative conclusions with emotions of defeat and the will to carry on into a better future.

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Reviewed by kevway 10 / 10

My second favorite war film of all time

Ridley Scott blew me away with this tragic and heroic work on 1993s troubles in Somalia. Having been entranced as a ten year old boy viewing Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm, I found even the better war films since wanting by comparison. These two films are utterly differnt in myriad ways but this; they a perfect on their own terms, executed so well, and engrossing -- so engaging that one ought to go away only disatified that one could not have lived through it in person, although the violence is a bit much for REALLY wishing you'd been on the scene, with limbs flying about and such. I can't adequately describe how this film was so effective, to even dare compare it to the incomparable Lawrence. Every scene just worked. So much battle action pervades, you might think, "what is the differnce between this and a Van Damme or Chuck Norris picture?' Fair question. All I can say is the acting is fantastic and the action scenes are directed by one of the truly brilliant auteurs of cinema. This is Ridley Scott in his finest hour, and if he were to make movies for a thousand years....THIS will be his best picture!

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