Tears of the Sun is director Antoine Fuqua’s follow up to 2001’s gritty Training day, it has a cast led by Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci and both are brilliant as is the entire cast.
In the film a Special-Ops commander (Bruce Willis) leads a team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue and America Doctor who is trapped there. She refuses to go with them unless they decide to also rescue 70 refugees.
This is one of my favorite films and one of Willis best performances displaying a tough as well as compassionate side. The movie while gritty and filled with action also has a strong moral theme attached to it. Which makes the films tagline (The only thing necessary for evil the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.) very appropriate.
The movie is rated R for violence, brutality and some strong langue but if many here can enjoy The Walking Dead then give this powerful film with a strong moral message a try. We see tough Navy Seals show a compassionate side with the tough exterior.
Four Stars all the way.