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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Owen Wilson
Gene Hackman
Joaquim de Almeida
Vladimir Mashkov
Gabriel Macht
Directors
John Moore
Screenwriters
Zak Penn
Dave Veloz
David Veloz
Zak Penn
Running Time
106 minutes

Behind Enemy Lines
Flag-waving military drama.


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Plot
During the Bosnian conflict, an American pilot goes off-mission and witnesses war atrocities before being shot down in hostile territory. America's attempts to rescue him are stymied by NATO and he is left to fend for himself.


Verdict
Despite some blatant product placement (the relentlessly plugged Sky News is owned by Murdoch, as is studio Fox), this is superior check-your-cerebrum-at-the-popcorn-counter stuff, and none the worse for it.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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