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Cadence (1989)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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When a young Caucasian military man is thrown into an all African-American barracks for punishment, he slowly earns the respect of his peers while they all are forced to contend with the prejudicial acts of a racist sergeant. Charlie Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen (who also directed) and others appear in this well-intentioned drama. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Dec 19, 2000

Republic Pictures Home Video

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There's no real feel for period (the mid-'60s), and that dull Sheen psychodrama doesn't go away.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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There is no indication that Mr. Sheen ever yelled "Cut!" when he had a chance to send one of his actors over the top.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A sluggish comedy of race relations from the sappy Sheens, it's instant fodder for In Living Color's satirical Wayans.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Emotions in this film operate on a made-for-TV level; they don't engage you.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The cast builds genuine characters out of stock situations.

February 27, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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A fine look at the racial differences of the armed forces of that era.

April 22, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Father and Son give the performances of their careers

September 19, 2002
Moviehole

Not half-bad military drama.

July 25, 2002
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Laurence Fishburne is a capable performer, but he's not asked to do much here. On the other hand, Charlie Sheen is unconvincing as his character experiences crises and moral dilemmas galore.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Cadence is a more modest film that never seems to reach very high, settling for superficial characterizations and an overly familiar series of circumstances.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Cadence

Well-meant film about the evils of racism is skewed by director-star Martin Sheen's overly sympathetic portrait of a prejudiced stockade commander who attempts to use newcomer Charlie Sheen to spy on his cell mates, all of whom are black. More notable for good intentions than dramatic power.
April 25, 2007
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