I saw this in the theater back when it came out in the mid-90s. While I was in high school back then, this movie still remains among my top 3 favorite movies of all time.
I don't know of a more-realistic action movie not based on a true story. This movie is expansive. The acting is superb, most notibly by Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, and Miguel Sandoval. The diverse selection of scenes was excellent, as was the filming of the action scenes.
I liked the many inclusions of realistic aspects of the U.S. military. The conversations in every scene are like what you'd expect in everyday life, very realistic touches there. This isn't the standard Hollywood movie fare filled with cliche statements and dialog different than that in anything other than entertainment; this film is instead a very-realistic, energetic, suspenseful, and beautifully-filmed portrayal of consequenses that can and do occur all too often to members of our armed forces when politicians don't listen to them and try to run wars and military operations from their air-conditioned offices back home.
If you find the themes of this movie insightful, then I very strongly recommend you also check out the nonfiction book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". I seriously doubt that most Americans are aware of the past political/military operations described in that book, e.g. the type depicted in this movie.
It's critically important that every American know that U.S. operations like these have not only occurred, and unfortunately still do occur, but that they also have done so with significantly more frequency than you realized.
For the protections of our troops, and for the protection of innocent foreign civilians caught in the crossfire, it is important that as many Americans as possible become more deeply versed in international affairs, so that we can be knowledgeable enough to hold our elected leaders accountable when they attempt to send ANY number of American troops, no matter how small the quantity of individuals, into harm's way. A soldier should never be considered expendible.