BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001 Los Angeles California Limited Release USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Stars ìììì

Black Hawk Down—superb Ranger and Delta Force war flick—emphasizes just how good special effects can support a film. With some of the best special effects that the movie business has to offer, Ridley Scott outshines competition with a film that not only contains lots of action but adds just the right amount of heart and emotional appeal.

Storyline

After Somalia enters civil war and United Nations personnel are attacked, United States Ranger, Delta, and SOAR forces are deployed to take out the country’s new president. In the process two Black Hawk helicopters, Super Six-One and Super Six-Four, are shot down by terrorists. With ground forces unable to reach the crash sites, the battle around the two Black Hawks becomes a bitter struggle between life and death.

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Ridley Scott. Thank you to Executive Producers Branko Lustig, Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, and Simon West for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Eversmann (Josh Hartnett), Grimes (Ewan McGregor), McKnight (Tom Sizemore), Hoot (Eric Bana), Sanderson (William Fichtner), Nelson (Ewen Bremner), Garrison (Sam Shepard), Kurth (Gabriel Casseus), Wex (Kim Coates), Schmid (Hugh Dancy), Durant (Ron Eldard), Beales (Ioan Gruffudd), Yurek (Tom Guiry), and Smith (Charlie Hofheimer).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Beyond words. One of the best, if not the best, war movies I have seen to date. It’s an ‘I can feel it movie.’

Ben Meyers

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