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"He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them."

If you are a Bruce Willis fan, this movie will be a treat for you, but be warned that in this movie Bruce does not have many catchy lines that you will remember when the movie is over. As with all action movies, you can expect bullets and bombs to be set off, but at the same time this movie takes a slower pace than most action movies. The film brings the meaning of “Doing the right thing” as the soldiers are torn between their mission, and what they face on the ground.

When Central African nation is breaking out into war, a small team is sent in to extract a doctor that is stuck in the mist of the conflict. The mission seems easy from the start, but as the team reaches their objective, the good doctor throws a wrench into their plans. She refuses to leave, unless the people under her care are brought to safety as well. The team is forced to track through the jungle with women, children, and injured men, as they make their way to the pick-up location. During this journey, they are almost discovered, but the seal team manages to slip past them.

The mission seems over, when the doctor was forced onto the helicopter, but as they are making their way back to safety, they fly past the area, which was once their church to see everyone left behind has been massacred. Seeing the carnage, Bruce Willis orders the helicopter back to the pick-up location, to switch his team, and the doctor for the refugees. This order comes under some scrutiny from his team, but being the soldiers they are none of them question their commanding officer. Cutting down the people and children that are slowing them down, the whole group now starts heading to the boarder to make it to safety.

On route to the boarder, the team comes across a village that is being attacked. Bruce Willis once again makes the decision to save the village, by attacking the enemies. This scene does have some action, but at the same time the team is confronted, by the horrors of the war first hand. After going through the village, all the soldiers bond together with a new mission to bring all the refugees across the border to safety.

| 2003 | | 6.6/10 | 48/100
Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Eamonn Walker
Columbia Pictures
Antoine Fuqua

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