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Black Hawk Down

HD   R Closed Captioning

Ridley Scott

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About the Movie

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Hannibal) and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) comes a gripping true story about bravery, camaradarie and the complex reality of war. Black Hawk Down stars an exceptional cast including Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Eric Bana (Chopper), William Fichtner (The Perfect Storm), Ewen Bremner (Snatch) and Sam Shepard (All The Pretty Horses). In 1993, an elite group of American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regime has lead to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Somalis. When the mission goes terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and literally fighting for their lives.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 171
  • Fresh: 130
  • Rotten: 41
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Black Hawk Down makes that point without preachment, in precise and pitiless imagery. And for that reason alone it takes its place on the very short list of the unforgettable movies about war and its ineradicable and immeasurable costs. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Nov 8, 2011

Rotten: A relentless immersion in combat strikingly realized but none too pleasurable to sit through. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Nov 8, 2011

Fresh: A first-rate war movie that presents its subject so horrifyingly well that it doesn't need to probe or preach. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: I can think of no other instance when a country at war has presented on its movie theater screens such an excruciating account of battle, or such a sobering one. – Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 18, 2002

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Customer Reviews


this movie is incredible. it's a classic. it'n not on tv enough anymore. i'll buy it when it's available.

Best war movie ever

In my opinion, this is simply THE best war movie ever made. It is full of action and the individual characters are incredible. I have watched it many times, and just can't help not watching it again whenever I it is on open TV. Pitty we can't buy it instead of rent it.

this movie is worth the money by far

This is truly one of the greatest films i have ever had the please of watching. I believe this film to be a must see. Itunes should make this a buy.

Black Hawk Down
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2001

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Available Bundle

  1. Black Hawk Down / Zero Dark Thirty, Sony Pictures Entertainment