Movie Review: Behind Enemy Lines

Posted: December 4, 2008 in Military, Movie Reviews, Reviews

behind_enemy_lines_ver2Plot summary from IMDB:

“Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he’s been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.”

I had a hard time with Owen Wilson in a serious role and not a comedy one, it really didn’t work for me at all. Also, the whole heroic yaddayadda? Stereotypes galore and the usual American movie bollox.

However, I still enjoyed it and have rewatched it a couple of times, because it had some great ideas and images for some parts of Special Forces and I did like a lot of the visuals. It’s your run-of-the-mill US war film, but it is well made and it was entertaining. You’ll like this if you like hat sort of thing – which I do.

Amazon.co.uk: Behind Enemy Lines [2002]

Amazon.com: Behind Enemy Lines

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Comments
  1. Jess says:

    Sorry, but I think you meant Owen Wilson, not Clive Owen?

  2. Marquesate says:

    Doh! Of course I do. Thanks for spotting that, no idea why I gave the poor man a different name. I just changed it. 🙂

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