Behind Enemy Lines
His only weapon is his will to survive.
While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.
I have 48 hours, my friend. Let's see who can wait longer.
Has its moments (mostly the first half hour). but if you are waiting for something REALLY exciting, you will be waiting for the credits.
There is just a lot of running and bullets being fired. and a couple of explosions.
If i wanted to see running i might as well watch Forrest Gump.
Behind Enemy Lines was a pleasant surprise. I entered this viewing with trepidation since I'd recently placed Owen Wilson on my black list. Can't stand him. He's ruined a few too many films for me. Anyway, Gene Hackman, on the other hand, swayed me with his serious Hollywood credentials.
Even though Wilson is the central character as one of the downed Navy airmen behind enemy lines, he isn't given all of the screen time. Plenty happens back at the base with Hackman and his team.
In the first scene of the movie, I got a bit worried about the anthemic, fist-pumping rock music... oh boy, is this gonna be a Top Gun rip-off? Not to mention the "charming", cocky, and…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Didn´t like it so much!
Fighter jets, explosions, sniper rifles, Owen Wilson... This film had all the ingredients I'd typically look for in a lazy, action packed Saturday night watch.
Unfortuately, despite their best efforts with the dodgy effects, funny camera angles and frantic firefights, Wilson & Co produced a thoroughly underwhelming film. Avoid.
I think this was the first ever Owen Wilson film I saw, he's gone on to be someone whose films I will watch just because he's in them.
Based on real events, it still feels like a sort-of-remake of Bat 21, even down to Gene Hackman being in the cast.
Its a fun watch, Wilson isn't in comedy mode here but still has fun with the role.
Not a bad movie. Good action. It gets a little cheesy at the end.
"Let's go get our boy back!"
Relentless action, superbly acted. I was surprised that Wilson was able to carry off the dramatic action part as he is usual the smarmy funny guy. The action is very realistic, militarily correct, and the politics of the NATO structure rang true. Great popcorn movie.
When Hackman and Wilson aren’t busy riffing on their own personal standard characters, Behind Enemy Lines shifts, with alarming ease, from glossy entertainment to annoyingly exponential implausibility to sappy, patriotic war porn. Imagine if a movie contained far too much slow motion but, also, far too much fast motion and then, after that, too little forward motion (dizzy yet?). Hackman, going for the “pun intended” award, is on unmistakable autopilot (he’s played this character in how many movies, you say?). Wilson, acting less like the star of this noxious pageant than Linus in search of his lost blue blanket, manages to make a single slow motion shot of himself removing his head covering look remarkably cool (like the ones in…