They're America's ultimate weapon. Charlie Sheen (Platoon), Michael Biehn (The Terminator) and Bill Paxton (Twister) team up as three of America's finest Navy commandos in this pulse-pounding adventure that brings out the ... more »heavy artillery for explosive action and breathtaking suspense "that will leave you clenching your teeth" (The Washington Post)! The Navy's elite SEAL (SEa, Air and Land) squad is made up of the best of the best: supreme warriors who take on dangerous missions no other fighting force would dare attempt. Sent to rescue the crew of a U.S. aircraft held hostage by mideast terrorists, the SEALs know that their skills will be put to the test. But when they discover that the terrorists have seized the plane's arsenal of deadly Stinger missiles, they're thrust onto the frontlines of the battle of a lifetime.« less
The actions scenes were really good but the regular plotline not so good.
The Navy SEALs seem pleased with Michael Biehn's performance
ilem | Texas | 03/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love the movie, but readily admit there are parts that could most definitely use some serious improvement. It does, however, have lots of action, emotional moments, and even comedic relief throughout; making it fun to watch no matter what mood you're in.
I believe the SEALs deserve the utmost respect and was a bit upset that some parts of the movie, a movie bearing their name, didn't seem to do them justice. Though I don't know how your average Navy SEAL feels about the movie itself; they seem to be very pleased with Michael Biehn's (yay!) portrayal as a Navy SEAL. I read an article (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to cite in a review, an internet search should lead you to it though - fan club) that said the SEALs were excited about the prospect of Mr. Biehn being the narrator for the U.S. Navy UDT/SEAL Museum in Florida's new film. The film (I believe, as I haven't had a chance to visit the museum yet) is running continuously, showing the history and evolution of the United States Navy SEALs. Biehn, honored, narrated it for free. The SEALs seem to feel that Michael Biehn's depictions as a SEAL in "Navy SEALs" and "The Rock" were very accurate and well done. This is further evidenced by the fact that after his part in the museum film was completed, he received a special honor from Rear Admiral E.T. Olsen; he was awarded with a plaque and named Honorary Frogman for Life. This is a real honor since the SEALs say that the Admiral has only done this a few times and rarely gives such glowing compliments to anyone.
So, though the movie has it's faults, and what movie doesn't, it's still a good movie. Give it a try and enjoy if for what it is, a movie. If you're a Michael Biehn fan, it's a must see. Also, though Charlie Sheen's portrayal of a SEAL may not, putting it mildly, be the greatest, don't be too harsh a judge; remember, he's just doing the best he can, which is pretty darn good, with the shoddy part he's given."
M. Hartmann | Milan, Michigan United States | 02/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Any movie [almost] that gives an idea of what our guys go through should be appreciated.
As to characters, Michael Biehn and Charlie Sheen did very well - if you object to some of it, go back to the writer and director.
Sorry but I missed recognizing Bill Paxton but loved the action [am I mistaken or was the DVD missing some parts that were in the video?]
Charlie Sheen's character - well there is almost one in every movie to provide conflict. A character that must learn by his mistakes - a bit of a smart aleck.
If it does nothing more that encourage you to pray for our guys in combat, then the movie was a sucess. At the very least it is just entertainment if you don't take it too personally.
Hopefully another one just like it will be that much better as we get into better tech. Enjoy, it is not that bad. "
A favorite of mine !
Joćo Estibeira | Lisbon | 07/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well some people posted that this is a ridiculous movie because it doesn't show the real side of US Armed Forces, i fully disagree with them, this is an action movie, it is intended to entertain the viwers, in my opinion does that and more! When i saw this movie for the first time i didn't even know anything about the Navy Seals. After watching this movie i considered the Navy Seals the nº1 Special Force arround the world. For about 120min you will see some awsome action, and you will see a bit of each aspects of a Navy Seal (Sea / Air / Land).
Conclusion: If you want an exact documentary about the Navy Seals, try and grab a National Geographic DVD, maby you will find something there of value...Otherwise if you want a very very good entertaining action movie this is it !
DVD downsides: It could have a little bit more of extras... No extras at all! If it wasn't for that i would give it a full 5 star score!"
Sonny L | New Mexico | 04/01/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm too sexy for my brain... this movie is a pain...the plot is a strain... on Sheen this is a stain...buying it is insane.... throw it off the catwalk...yeah"
Good action movie
A. Henri | Finland | 10/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fast moving action movie. I think this is like many of us would like the world to be. Hot girls, an adventure around the world and a lot of killed terrorists with their stolen stingers. Even the dialog is packed with action rather than fill up between action sequences. I really liked this one."