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Year
2001
Runtime
144 min.
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Drama, Thriller, History
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
241,811
Checks
26,878
Favs
1,169
Dislikes
238
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. DisneyStitch's avatar

    DisneyStitch

    One of those movies you should see, but only once. The picture plays out like a sort of documentary and action movie at the same time. There are over a dozen main characters spread over 3 different military branches which can really confuse the viewer and wreaks absolute havoc with any form of character development. The action scenes are well filmed but can get extremely repetitive. As I said, only need to watch it once. 6 years 3 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down recreates the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, a powerful vision of urban warfare and a true event that changed U.S. policy for the better part of a decade. Many actual soldiers are collapsed into easier to follow characters, and the movie's made changes here and there, but it's essentially what happened. And it's exhausting, which I guess is the point. These soldiers were under unrelenting fire for 18 hours on a mission that should have taken a half hour. Ridley Scott says in the extras that he wanted to recreate the experience, not load the film with back story. He's certainly managed that, and there's no question his visual style fills every frame with something interesting. 5 years 1 month ago
  3. LovelyKnin's avatar

    LovelyKnin

    Just another american war movie. Skip if u can... 8 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #93 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  2. This movie ranks #102 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  3. This movie ranks #463 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  4. This movie ranks #741 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  5. This movie ranks #974 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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