TEARS OF THE SUN (2003) In this military-rescue thriller set in the jungles of Nigeria, Bruce Willis, as a Navy SEAL, boasts a shaved head, an electronic earpiece, and an… 2003-03-07 R PT118M Action/Adventure Drama War Monica Bellucci Bruce Willis Malick Bowens Fionnula Flanagan Cole Hauser Nick Chinlund Paul Francis Tom Skerritt Eamonn Walker Columbia Pictures
Movie Review

TEARS OF THE SUN (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 07, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 118 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, War; With: Monica Bellucci and Bruce Willis; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

In this military-rescue thriller set in the jungles of Nigeria, Bruce Willis, as a Navy SEAL, boasts a shaved head, an electronic earpiece, and an air of detached efficiency that combine to make him look a bit like GloboCop. Assigned to extract an American volunteer (Monica Bellucci) from the crisis zone, Willis leads a ragtag group of African refugees in an escape from Marxist rebels. Director Antoine Fuqua mimics the tangled forest mayhem of Vietnam films like ''Platoon,'' but there's not much distinction here between terror and kinesis -- between the hell of war and the kick of war.

Originally posted Mar 21, 2003 Published in issue #701 Mar 21, 2003 Order article reprints