This movie astonished me with its realism
and exhausted me with its intensity. You become part of the action
and feel the same dangers as if you were there.
It's also free of any subplots or heavy-handed
moral judgements, instead just plain survival.
If you can stomach the violence and handle
the emotions, be ready for the realistic, disturbing 2+ hours
The horrors of war are graphically displayed
in Black Hawk Down, a relentless war epic that never disappoints.
Director Ridley Scott uses the background
of chaos and dread that surrounds these soldiers to show us the
futility of a single battle.
This is not a patriotic flag-waver, it
is extremely violent and--on the whole--a powerful, well-acted
In 1993, an U.S. team of Rangers and Delta
Force commandos serving as part of a United Nations peacekeeping
operation in Somalia go on a real-life military rescue mission
when two helicopters are
shot down in the middle of town.
The ordeal lasts 18 hours, one of the longest,
single most costly shoot-outs
Eighteen Americans died and 73 were wounded,
with about 1,000 Somalians wiped out by battle's end.
This is one of the most remarkable movies
about warfare ever made, because it recreates every combat scene
the way it actually happened.