Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun

  • R
  • 2003
  • 121 min
  • USA
  • action, drama, thriller

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Screenwriters: Alex Lasker, Patrick Cirillo

Stars: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser

Tries to be high-minded, but in the end, it's just a stylish action movie.


  • Antoine Fuqua
    Antoine Fuqua

    Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966) is an American film director. He directed the award-winning film Training Day alongside Tears of the Sun, King Arthur,

Main Cast


Producer: Ian Bryce, Mike Lobell, Arnold Rifkin

Editor: Conrad Buff IV, Christopher Holmes

Casting: Mary Vernieu

Director Of Photography: Mauro Fiore

Original Music Composer: Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer

Costume Design: Marlene Stewart

Executive Producer: Joe Roth

Associate Producer: Stephen J. Eads, Heidi Fugeman, Cathy Schulman

Production Design: Naomi Shohan


Tagline: He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.

Genres: action, drama, thriller, war

Certificate: R

Categories: navy seal, nigeria, rescue mission, civil war, jungle, warship, fighter jet, massacre, africa, ethnic cleansing


Year: 2003

Runtime: 121 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Also Known As

  • L'ultima alba (IT)
  • Les larmes du soleil (FR)


  • Nell Minow (Common Sense Media)

    This movie feels like a script written for John Wayne that someone finally got around to filming 40 years later without any sense that times have changed.

  • Nick De Semlyen (Empire)

    An overly sentimental and almost offensively optimistic ending reinforces the feeling that this is simply moral wish-fulfilment - a slick apology for US foreign policy.