Bruce Willis fans in tears watching forgotten 'masterpiece' on Netflix - 'his best movie'

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2 Apr 2024, 14:48

Bruce Willis in Tears of the Sun, Bruce Willis at a red carpet event

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Bruce Willis fans were left feeling emotional after tuning into one of his lesser known hits from 2003. 

The Hollywood icon starred in action thriller Tears of the Sun, which has recently found a new home on streaming platform Netflix. 

It seems fans were captivated by one of Bruce’s more underrated performances as Lieutenant A.K Waters, who sends his team out to Nigeria recuse US citizen Dr Lena Fior Kendricks, played by Monica Bellucci. 

Fans on streaming Facebook fan page Netflix Bangers praised the gritty thriller as a “masterpiece” with many praising it as Bruce’s best film. 

One fan commented: “Best movie he ever made besides Armageddon, and I wouldn't choose.”

Another wrote: “I cried watching it,” while a third shared: “A true movie lover can never miss this masterpiece…”

“I love this Movie... Yooh... I cried the 1st time i watched it,” a fourth revealed. 

In the years leading up to Tears of the Sun, Bruce had made his mark in major film releases including Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense and Amageddon. 

It wasn’t long after Tears before the A-lister was was back at the top of the box office once again in the likes of Sin City, The Expendables and Red. 

Fans are making the most of Bruce’s incredible back catalogue of movies after he retired from films in 2022, when he was diagnosed with aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). 

In recent months, Bruce's friend and Moonlighting director Glenn Gordon Caron said he was 'no longer totally verbal’ or able to read, but that he was ‘still Bruce’.

In a 2022 statement, fans were told: "Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him. This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support.

"We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that."