YMMV / Tears of the Sun

  • Anvilicious: The film ends with Burke's quote: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing".
  • Awesome Music: Courtesy of Hans Zimmer, particularly "Cameroon Border Post".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The movie is a lot more difficult to watch knowing that a few years after the movie premiered, a brutal war would break out in northern Nigeria, with many of the same kind of atrocities portrayed here.
  • Tear Jerker: Oh God, yes. The massacre the team stumbles upon being the worst instance, especially when an anguished and enraged Zee collars one of the last surviving rebels and forces him to look down on the dying woman he'd just mutilated before stabbing the man to death:
    "Look at it, motherfucker! Look at your work!!"