Black Hawk Down

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Sony (Revolution) Released 2002

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Director:
Ridley Scott
Released:
2002
Rating:
R

Black Hawk Down is the 2001 Academy Award-winning war drama depicting the Battle of Mogadishu on October 3, 1993. Delta Force Soldiers, Army Rangers and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment conducted a military operation to capture two senior subordinates of Warlord Mohamed Farah Aidid in the Bakara Market of Mogadishu, Somalia. The mission was to take less than 30 minutes, but the Somali Militia shot down two Black Hawk helicopters. The ensuing rescue of the downed flight crews extended the mission to over 18 hours. The film follows the build-up, assault and rescue of the event. The conflict ended with over 1,000 Somalis and 19 Americans losing their lives and one American being taken into captivity for 11 days. The film was directed by Ridley Scott ("Gladiator", "Hannibal") and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer ("Pearl Harbor", "Armageddon"). In his review, the Washington Post's Stephen Hunter stated, "The next worst thing to being there. That's how real it feels."

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    His is a triumph of pure filmmaking, a pitiless, unrelenting, no-excuses war movie so thoroughly convincing it's frequently difficult to believe it is a staged re-creation.

  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Sitting through the accomplished but meaningless Black Hawk Down is like being trapped in an action film version of "Groundhog Day," condemned to sit through the same carnage over ...

  • 50

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Goes down like stiff medicine, leaving one feeling exhausted relief when it's finally over.

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