"Well, here is another opinion, "from the other side", if you like. I just finished watching the movie. My respect for T. Hanks dropped a few notches. As for Julia Roberts, she should be ashamed of herself to have starred in it ! The Russians are portrayed as total evil. When you sing praises to the trio think of American servicemn killed in Vietnam ! They were sent there by their own government ! Same with the young Soviet soldiers. Nobody asked them if they wanted to go to Afghanistan ! Think of the American mothers and Russian mothers grieving for their son who would never return home ! As for Afghanistan the US of A are having now to clean up their own mess ! Serves them right !!"