Courage Under Fire
A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At first all seemed in order then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses....
- Category:Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
- Stars:Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Sean Astin, Lou Diamond Phillips,
- Director:Edward Zwick,
As an action film, Courage Under Fire tells about US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(br) wrote: "i'm a real vampire"
(br) wrote: I don't know if it's a great movie or a really bad movie. I didn't get bored watching it but I don't think I'm taking much out of it either. Anyways, for better or for worse, it's always good to get away from Hollywood kind of movies.
(jp) wrote: Irrespective of if you are for/against the death penalty (I'm for it), the progressive onset of mental turmoil and anguish that haunts the executioner has been splendidly captured in this film. Timothy Spall is brilliant as always as Pierrepoint.
(kr) wrote: Romeo Must KICK A LOT OF ASS!
(br) wrote: This was a good movie and they should not have made a sequel.
(fr) wrote: (from The Watermark, 02/04/99) You have got to see this film to believe it. Horrocks plays a withdrawn young girl who barely speaks and is mourning the death of her father. Her favorite thing is to listen to his collection of old records by the great divas of song: Judy Garland, Billie Holliday, Marilyn Monroe, and Shirley Bassey to name a few. Her freakish and abusive mother (Secrets and Lies' Blethyn, chewing the scenery with outrageous ferocity) starts dating a sleazy show-biz manager (Caine, matching Blethyn chew for chew) who overhears Horrocks singing to herself, and is shocked to find the mousy little waif can perfectly emulate all of the great songstresses she worships. He comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme to make the girl a star, even though she has no desire to be famous or even perform at all. (She'd rather be making friends with a geeky phone repairman played by a sweet and charming McGregor.) Horrocks is a great discovery, (TV audiences will recognize her as Bubble from Absolutely Fabulous); she does her own singing and her impressions are dead-on. The film is based on a play which was written specifically for her extraordinary talents, and as a work tailored to showcase a particular performer, it is not too badly written. The only disappointment is that once we see Horrocks perform live, the film can't possibly top itself or its star. It certainly tries, but the ending turns somewhat creepy and the tone of the earlier part of the film doesn't properly prepare us for it. QUEER QUOTIENT: One wonders about her dad's sexual orientation, judging from his obsession with singers who happen to be gay icons. I personally will be the first in line to purchase this gem on video just so I can repeatedly watch Horrocks in action. She is not just a diva -- she is every diva!
(ca) wrote: this movie shined he should have got more for this movie
(ag) wrote: Doesn't look like much.
(nl) wrote: Apparently, Howard Hughes exerted a lot of control over this film noir starring his discovery Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum when he ran RKO. So much control, in fact, that he took a typical noir plot (Mitchum is a loner who accepts money and a trip to Mexico from the mob, not knowing that they wish to kill him and transplant his face onto their deported crime boss, Raymond Burr, so he can re-enter the country) and made it into a crazy mess. Vincent Price introduces slapstick comedy and a very different acting style from Mitchum, hogging most of the screen time in the latter half of the movie, after being introduced as a minor character. This basically tears the film into two - a satire about Hollywood action heroes (Price!) and a dark noir with a lot of extreme violence. And yeah Jane Russell sings some songs. Thumbs up for weirdness!