Courage Under Fire | Full Movie

Courage Under Fire
  • R
  • 1h 56m
  • 1996
Certified Fresh85%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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While his own record is under investigation, a Persian Gulf tank commander reviews another officer's candidacy for a posthumous medal and becomes drawn into her story.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: An emotional and intriguing tale of a military officer who must review the merits of a fallen officer while confronting his own war demons. Effectively depicts the terrors of war as well as its heartbreaking aftermath.
Variety Staff

A carefully conceived, dramatically honorable picture that treats its subject with clarity and int...

June 21, 2017
Time Out

As the detective-story flashback structure gets under way, what initially seemed adherence to dram...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healt...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Military drama deploys plenty of violence, swearing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that violence and death in this war drama includes gunfire casualties at close range (with blood), a helicopter crash, and a car wreck -- the latter actually being a suicide. One character is a drug addict, and the hero has a drinking problem (but seems to kick the habit). Swearing is R-level, with the f-bomb and the c-bomb dropped on a few significant occasions, and there's one use of an anti-Arab slur. The script is not exactly anti-military, but lethally mutinous actions happen, and undercurrents persist of generals and Pentagon spin doctors covering up and suppressing the truth.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Military & War, Action, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date:July 12, 1996
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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