|An americn mercenary finds himself protecting a beautiful serbian girl and her newborn baby in this powerful drama of the human spirit.|
"Brutally honest. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
After I finished watching this based-loosely-on-a-true-story movie, I sat in front of my TV, unable to move for five minutes. Having seen the Bosnian conflict from the sterile perspective of news reports, I never realized the extent of the madness that engulfed the Balkans during that time period. As soon as the movie started, I lost sight of Dennis Quaid the actor and became immersed in the story of a bitterly hardened mercenary who comes face-to-face with his own brutality when he uncharacteristically saves the life of a pregnant Muslim girl. It's a gradual heartbreaking transformation, unflinching in its portrayal of brutal atrocity and unexpected heroism. This is a movie worth owning. It's also a difficult movie to watch. There were scenes that made me flinch and want to turn away, but the realization that real people lived through this madness forced my eyes back to the screen. How did they survive the insanity? Why wasn't their story told? I don't like emotional movies that manipulate audiences into cathartic spasms, but I highly recommend this movie. It's not manipulative. It feels like a true story, and the emotional impact is a byproduct of its raw honesty. It deserves to be seen.
You have to see movie SAVIOR3/1/2000
This is the movie where you can see the real story of what was happening in Bosnia. The story is so strong that will keep you for days thinking about meaningless of war and horoble story of the war which suppose not to happen. Why it happened? That's beyond every common sense. Those people lived together for a long time without incidents. What happened to get them against each other is just unthinkable. This movie will show you all misery or those people. Dennis Quide is just perfect. All actors and actreses from Yugoslavia are the best in there field. Director did his job perfectly.