over 2 years
well made but missing a protagonist, antagonist, and any kind of character development
Five stars for the soundtrack
over 3 years
Really good movie, but it was too much for me. I'm not good at watching war movies.
Solid film if you're into war movies.
over 5 years
I was expecting this film to be much better than it was. Yurch.
Corny as hell, nice action though. What happened to Eric Bana
Great action scenes, with characters that you can connect to
I cried angry tears watching this disturbing tome of modern war. Best urban combat scenes.
Ridley Scott- has lots of recognizable people who have blown up (figuratively) since.
over 6 years
Just kinda average. I didn't care about the characters or the plot. Boring stuff.
over 6 years
Dull propaganda. Shame on Ridley Scott.
almost 7 years
badass, a little to Americana at the end but pretty good all up.
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American drama war film depicting the Battle of Mogadishu, a raid integral to the United States' effort to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The film is based on the book of the same name by Mark Bowden, which chronicles the events of the battle. It was co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, the director of Gladiator (2000). The film features a large ensemble cast, including Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner and Sam Shepard. The film won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing and Best Sound at the 74th Academy Awards. The film was received positively by mainstream critics but was not as warmly received by Somali nationals.
In Somalia, famine and civil war have gripped the country, resulting in over 300,000 civilian deaths and a huge United Nations peacekeeping operation. With the bulk of the peacekeepers withdrawn, the Somali militia have declared war on the remaining UN personnel. In response, United States...