Black Hawk Down details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ewan McGregor, Kim Coates, Gabriel Casseus, Hugh Dancy, Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard, Ioan Gruffudd, Ron Eldard|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
Black Hawk Down
|Run time:||2 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Sep 2002|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, English, Hindi|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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NOT voyeuristicBy a customer from his front room , 27 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Horrific and terrifying violence, but this is not a slasher pic ... it's gritty realism serves as a graphic illustration of the difficulty of subduing a hostile population with US military might. Bush & Blair might have paused for thought a bit longer before committing themselves to Iraq if they had these images fresh in thier minds.
Scott keeps the tension and action moving, so that at the end you feel wrung out and drained.
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Great Motion PictureBy a customer from England , 28 Aug 2010Black Hawk Down comprises an excellent cast, brave production and astonishing location settings.
Presenting serious misjudgements of US military over the years must be difficult, but is handled with depth of character and some appropriately light-hearted moments.
Classic war filmBy Ferry41 (229 reviews) from Oxford , 20 Mar 2010Ridley Scott film on the chaos of war and the disastrous US intervention in Mogadishu. There isn't much character development here, it's difficult to tell the soldiers apart. Effective depiction of war, but one doesn't feel much connection as a viewer. The pointlessness of the whole affair is communicated well.
Boys filmBy 2newts (79 reviews) from Havant , 20 Mar 2010Action packed film about the American army trying to get one of their helicoptors back and how simple means can bring an army to a standstill. Worth a watch .
Favourite Film EverBy Callumhughes182 (3 reviews) from Tamworth , 17 Mar 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideOutstanding movie.
This and Saving Private Ryan make the best two war films ever.
Doesn't have a cheesy storyline.
I think a very strong message that is prevailed in this film is the young soldier, that is very nervous about the combat, falls over the helicopter and breaks his back. This is different to most war films, in a good way!
Gunfight at the KO CoralBy RichPickings (167 reviews) from 'kin Bruges , 19 Feb 2010Gung ho just about covers it. Its a relentless action adventure but its grittiness saves it. We are in-your-face close-up to the events as they are said to have happened in Mogadishu. A calamitous plan to assassinate the clan-militia leader Aidid. Gunfire and heroism is on the agenda and Ridley Scott reliably constructs a narrative complete with incredible and involving visuals. Chaotic and ineffectual foreign policy planning, reduced to a trip to the cinema. A gunfight at the K O Corral as one war-lord puts it to another. Knock-Out!