Behind Enemy Lines (DVD)

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Behind Enemy Lines (DVD)

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On a reconnaissance flight over eastern Europe, disillusioned naval pilot Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his partner, Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht), pho...

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Super

ProNice camerawork, atmospheric, some good dramatic s...

ConsMaybe a bit too 'American', quite political, which...

- Introduction - Behind Enemy Lines is a war drama set in the balkans (Bosnia, to be more exact). This movie stars Owen Wilson in a different role to his usual comedic or slower paced drama movies. I have to admit, I'm not usually all that keen on war based movies, so I hesitated to purchase or...

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“Behind Enemy Lines”

published 17/07/2009

ProEntertaining the whole way through

ConsSlightly on the budget side

Last night Behind enemy lines was on Film Four and I thought I’d give it ago, I had never heard of the film before and so did not know what to expect, I always give the info on the TV a read before getting into a new film as unfortunately I am one of the Biased people of the world who find a film...

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“Behind Enemy Lines (2001)”

published 21/08/2011

ProSome nice scenery and good action sequences

ConsVery cliched and predictable

Behind Enemy Lines is a war/action movie starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. Wilson, a disillusioned navigator on duty aboard a US aircraft carrier stationed in the Adriatic Sea, gets on the wrong side of his commanding officer (Hackman) and as a result is sent on a Christmas Day...

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ProNo Brain action flicks at their best

ConsMore Plot Holes than Swiss Cheese

To carry on what seems to be becoming a theme in my movie ops I ended up watching yet another film involving US armed forces on a mission somewhere that loosely can be described as a war action movie. So having seen said movie twice over the weekend I thought this left me in a very good position...

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ProGood special effect, military jargons, military te...

ConsLinear story, many accidental lucks

I like military-based movie. Mention them! Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, Black Hawk Down, etc. So Behind Enemy Lines attracted my attention. I knew it from a TV program, broadcasting the previews of new released movies. What I knew was only that this movie tells about a jet aviator...

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“The Balkans And The Showman”

published 23/09/2002

ProFirst Rate Action Sequences.

ConsSecond Rate Performances.

Tis' the season for war films then. After last years 'Pearl Harbor' and 'Enemy At The Gates' this year is continuing the trend with 'Behind Enemy Lines' and the soon to be released 'Black Hawk Dawn' and 'No Man's Land'. With last years efforts there were more misses than hits and perhaps it is...

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ProSome good action, spectacular locations

ConsNasty tacky plot, insensitive towards subject matt...

I seem to have found myself propped in front a few “war movies” lately. Within the last fortnight, I have seen Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down and Behind Enemy Lines, which is actually quite a novel concept. Watching three movies from one genre in as many weeks offers plenty of...

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Super

ProFast pace combat action

ConsMore fiction than fact

Conflicts often create opportunities for filmmakers to do their thing. Behind enemy lines is based on an incident that occurred in the Bosnian conflict. Using some artistic license, this film tells the story of a pilot navigator who is shot down with his pilot and forced to find his way home...

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“Evade and Survive”

published 27/10/2002

ProSome good action, lead actors

Constoo much rapid editing

I remember seeing the trailer for this movie at the tail end of last year and it was one of the worst cut trailers I have ever seen. I wouldn't be surprised if they gave the job to a monkey who had A.D.D and was heavily drinking at the time. Anyway now the film is on DVD and a wok colleague lent...

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“"Goddammit."”

published 06/05/2004

ProOwen Wilson.

ConsSee Op...

Like a true fish out of water, today's film review is way out of my normal chick-flick genre - Behind Enemy Lines - an action war movie, directorial debut from John Moore and starring Owen Wilson. --- Plot. ---- Owen Wilson plays Chris Burnett, a US Navy pilot bored of life on ship in war-torn...

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“RUN AWAY”

published 12/03/2003

Proquality actioner with 'ISSUES'

Consyour gran will probably fall asleep after five min...

WAR! huh, good god y'all When my friend captain morgan tells tales about his days on the high seas fighting killer monkeys and disgruntled banana sellers i normally fall asleep, i dream of war with guns, not cutlasses(?) or sticks, big meaty guns. When i awake i normally have an acrid taste in my...

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“Outstanding Action”

published 21/09/2002

ProA little taste of war torn Bosnia.

ConsMaybe a little bit too much artistic lisence

In a time when war films are being released most weeks comes this John Moore directed film based loosely on actual events during the Bosnian Conflict. Cast/Characters ************* Owen Wilson - Chris Burnett Gene Hackman - Leslie Reigart Gabriel Macht - Stackhouse Joaquim de Almeida - Piquet...

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Excellent

“Cinematography at its best!”

published 04/06/2004

ProAction packed, interesting plot, but most of all: ...

ConsNone that I can think of: I loved it!

I decided to rewrite this review too. It was my second one... GENRE: War.... isnt that shocking?!! A BRIEF SUMMARY so as not to spoil the movie: This U.S. Navy pilot guy, Chris Burnett, gets shot down in enemy territory during what was supposed to be a holiday mission. "Why?" Well, he had taken p...

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Super

Proaction packed

Consneeds more of a story line

director john moore cast: owen wilson (shanghai noon, zoolander) gene hackman (enemy of the state,heist) time: 1hr 41min cert:12 on video 15 on dvd Shot down over war savaged bosnia after investigating movement on the ground, naval navigator chris burnett(owen wilson) and witnessing his pilot and...

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“Behind Enemy Lines”

published 27/08/2004

ProA great action film

Consnone

Owen Wilson stars as a navy pilot for the american navy,as Chris Burnett . He is teamed up with Jeremy Stackhouse(Gaberiel Macht)and is ordered to go on a recon mission over bosnia. In bosnia thousands of people are killed and there bodys lay in mud . The Serbian troops are working against there...

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On a reconnaissance flight over eastern Europe, disillusioned naval pilot Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his partner, Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht), photograph a scene they were not meant to see. When their plane is shot down and Stackhouse is quickly captured and executed, Burnett must struggle to survive in unfamiliar hostile territory with a cold-blooded assassin and hundreds of enemy troops on his heels. Meanwhile, on an American battleship in the Adriatic Sea, Burnett's commanding officer, Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman), attempts to negotiate his soldier's return amidst tense political and military maneuvers. Soon Burnett discovers exactly why he's being hunted, making his situation--and Reigert's actions--even more perilous.<BR>Benefiting from Wilson's straightforward performance and Hackman's typically engaging presence, BEHIND ENEMY LINES proves itself with a solid story (loosely based on real-life events) and excellent action sequences. Shot in a cold, icy light, John Moore's film features a nail-biting aerial chase, a tense race across a grenade-filled wasteland, and a stunningly explosive final battle. Wilson, typically cast in quirky comedic roles, is an unlikely action hero who turns out to be the movie's secret weapon. By avoiding excessive macho posturing, BEHIND ENEMY LINES is smarter, more exciting, and better looking than most Hollywood military thrillers.

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