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Courage Under Fire (1996)



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Denzel Washington turns in an admirable performance in this war film about a man, riddled with guilt after killing a friend in battle by mistake, investigating the story of a woman who was killed in combat. Conflicts in the stories of the survivors who were there set Washington wondering.

This is an amazing work, in more ways than one. Besides an interesting character portrait of Washington's role, it's an intriguing mystery as well. One of the unsavory characters is a little too movie-like to be convincing, but many of the others look like they were taken directly from real life. As a result, the film is an extraordinarily moving experience.