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Movie Review

Broken Arrow

MPAA Rating: R for strong action violence and language

Reviewed by: Tim Emmerich

Very Offensive
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Teens Adults
Action Crime Thriller
1 hr. 48 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 9, 1996
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Starring: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley | Director: John Woo | Writer: Graham Yost

A broken arrow is what the military calls a nuclear device that is lost. While this may be a bit frightening, maybe the fact that they have a term for it makes it even more scary!

Vic Deakins (John Travolta) and Riley Hale (Christian Slater) are expert pilots that have the honor of flying the B-3 Stealth Bomber. You guessed it, the bombers are carrying actual nuclear bombs! Well, things don’t go as planned as that would make for a boring movie.

Suspenseful. Unpredictable. The story line offers some surprising turn of events, some are predictable. Is it all a big accident or treacherous treason? The action will take you from planes to trains to humvees! Even though it is predictable, at times you will be on the edge of your seat with explosions and gunfights.

The language is poor and offensive. The violence is a bit too much. Viewers that enjoy military technology may particularly enjoy the planes (B-3 Stealth Bombers) used in this movie.

Viewer Comments
‘Broken Arrow’ is an exciting action film that I found watchable even though it had somewhat weak acting and plotlines. …enjoyable once, but I cannot say that I would watch it again. Though it has no sex or nudity, it contained a fair amount of profanity (about 40 uses) and a lot of violence, though not very graphic…
—Jane Hager