A Few Good Men (1992)
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Average Rating: 7.2/10
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In this military courtroom drama based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is assigned to defend two Marines, Pfc. Louden Downey (James Marshall) and Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson (Wolfgang Bodison), who are accused of the murder of fellow leatherneck Pfc. William Santiago (Michael de Lorenzo) at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Kaffee generally plea bargains for his clients rather than bring them to trial, which is probably why he was assigned this
Dec 11, 1992 Wide
Oct 7, 1997
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Lieutenant J.G. Dani...
Col. Nathan R. Jesse...
Capt. Jack Ross
Lieutenant Jonathan ...
Lt. Sam Weinberg
PFC Louden Downey
Lieutenant Colonel M...
Lt. Dave Sprading
Lance Corporal Harol...
Association of Forme...
Michael De Lorenzo
Private First Class ...
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Corporal Carl Hammak...
John M. Jackson
John M. Mathews
Robert C. McGuire
Corporal Jeffrey Bar...
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An extraordinarily well-made movie, which wastes no words or images in telling a conventional but compelling story.
The same histrionic fireworks that gripped theater audiences will prove even more compelling to filmgoers due to the star power and dramatic screw-tightening.
The screenplay is a good one, directed with care and acted, for the most part, with terrific conviction.
That the performances are uniformly outstanding is a tribute to Rob Reiner (Misery), who directs with masterly assurance, fusing suspense and character to create a movie that literally vibrates with energy.
Men is full of loaded, manly moments, great clashes of will and excellent buzz cuts.
The final scene, when Kaffee locks horns with Jessep, more than makes up for the predictability of what's come before.
Although Nicholson has little more than an extended cameo, he seizes the final courtroom scene and makes it a tour de force of cinema.
Julgando-se mais importante e inteligente do que é na verdade, o filme conta com um roteiro ingênuo em seu idealismo juvenil e traz Cruise em uma performance implausível e repleta de maneirismos de estrela.
Highly entertaining courtroom drama that's well-directed by Reiner but narratively flawed. Thematically, the story is fraudulent--much ado about nothing--but enjoybale to watch.
So well written and so well acted that you almost don't notice what a shoddy and clumsy piece of filmmaking it is.
Entertaining but contrived.
A blueprint for Hollywood product done right: intelligent, entertaining, and stuffed to the gills with movie star charisma.
The great courtroom drama. Fast-paced compelling mystery with moral undertones.
Film of the highest order...and that's the truth
It probably will win some Oscars, but if this is the best film of the year, it is a pretty poor year for films.
An underrated near-classic. No one who has seen this movie will forget it.
Like a roast that's baked too long, the acting in this film is 'over done.'
Ignited by a clash of values, courtroom fireworks and a dazzling display of topnotch acting.
Audience Reviews for A Few Good Men
- Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: Downey wasn't in his room. Wasn't even there. That was an important bit of information. Don'tcha think?
- Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You can't handle the truth!
- Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: I am a lawyer and an officer in the United States Marine Corps...and you're under arrest, you son of a bitch.
- Capt. Jack Ross: He's not about to have clients go to jail for life when he knows they could be home in six months.
- Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: You cant handle the truth! Son we live in a world that has walls, and those have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it you, you lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago's death while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence while grotesque and incomprehensible, to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you talk about parties; you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall! We use words like honor, code, loyalty, We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something, you use them as a punch line. I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn, what you think you are entitled to!
- Col. Nathan R. Jessep: What do you wanna talk about now? My favorite color?
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