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January 17, 2018
Ever noticed that Corporal Dawson never justifies himself for taking unprovoked pot shots at Cuban guards?

Ultimately a story of how men, even those of superior privilege, status and ability can be warped by the expedient aspects their respective daily environments. The Colonel of an island outpost, drunk on too many years of giving far more orders than he receives, styles himself a guardian against unseen, and quite possibly imagined, foes.

If his station and reputation are any indication, the pedigreed JAG lawyer has been well-served by his cynical pragmatism. Which came first is unclear, but the convoluted world of Washington politics fits his demeanor.

Both falter on Demi Moore's steely eyed idealism. Understandably so.

Perhaps good men are those who sometimes allow themselves to be moderated by beautiful ideals? But since passions are by definition fleeting, good men remain few.
January 5, 2018
A great ensemble cast for this film topped by Tom Cruise and Demi Moore both playing against type but it is Jack Nicholson's scene stealing turn as Colonel Jessep that makes this film memorable.
Nicholson is absolutely superb delivering some wonderful dialogue.
December 30, 2017
There's really no movie here because as soon as the Navy brass found out that low-ranking lawyer Kaffee (Tom Cruise) decided all on his own to take a sensitive case to court, they would have stone-walled him and ordered him to go back to his cubicle and have a donut. But Jack Nicholson is great as Colonel Jessup and when he is on-screen, the film comes to life. As for Cruise and Demi Moore, I hope they don't quit their day job. If they don't have one, they need to get one.
December 26, 2017
A clever screenplay and forceful performances lift an otherwise routine film above its hokey score and rudimentary direction.
October 28, 2017
There are few negatives to say about this film. The drama unfolds then builds up at an easy pace until it crescendos in the courtroom between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. The drama is cleverly countered by humour. This is a wonderful film.
½ October 15, 2017
I haven't watched this in over 20 years and it still is one of my favorite courtroom dramas of all time. The performances given by Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson are incredible! If you like courtroom movies, you should take the time to watch this one if you haven't done so yet.
September 22, 2017
This maybe's Aaron Sorkin's most predictable screenplay due to an early revelation about Jack Nicholson's character, but that's besides the point. "A Few Good Men" is an extraordinary piece that captures the drama of court when the prosecutor and the defense attorney try to find answers through their witnesses. Like all other Sorkin's scripts, his writing is top notch due to his smartly written dialogue and fleshed out characters. Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and the rest of the cast shine and delivered powerful performances that will surely be remembered for years to come. If it weren't for that revelation scene and the film's horrid score, this movie would have been a masterpiece.
September 6, 2017
Rewatch this movie last night. And I must say; this movie definitely helds up. It was still as captivating as I had it in my memories. Tom Criuse and Demi Moore bring it in this movie. Even though the movie plot is pretty predictable.
½ August 28, 2017
An amazingly well written movie with great performance by the cast! Showing how the lawyer Tom Cruise played showed how the two marines who were on trial were innocent is very good to watch. Jack Nicholson gives an outstanding performance as Colonel Nathan Jessep especially with his amazing monologue in the end. "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" People who live movies about law and court cases should definitely watch this and it's a great movie.
July 11, 2017
Really good movie! Loves it I say
July 2, 2017
This is a fantastic movie mostly due to the cast. The plot is nothing special, but Cruise, Moore, and Nicholson are so good that they make this movie quite enjoyable.
½ June 4, 2017
This film made Tom Cruises' career. That's the truth, but "you can't handle the truth!"
June 4, 2017
Even though A Few Good Men follows the basic cliches of the genre, it is saved by strong performances and direction that makes it a tense, fascinating ride.
April 23, 2017
A few good men truly can handle the truth!
April 23, 2017
Just a power house of a film. Cruise and Nicholson are at their very best
April 5, 2017
When we don't know what we will see, when our job is to keep seeing to it that our country is safe at all costs. When we see we built this country on the foundation of a good army to see know one invades it, that we value the prestige, honour, duty, and orders that we are delivered to be accountable for everything that we see in our country and other countries relations. When we see we don't just accept anyone, but the best to answer to everything we do is just according to the law & what we see fit best represents our countries values. When we see we need a long shot in gathering evidence to see what we believe to be fighting the right side to be true we find following the process would involve see to it that there would be people at cost for their actions. When what we didn't see before it is revealed to us that we are on the fences of obtaining evidence when we can't see or gather. When we see a few good men when we speak to them that they were only following orders to know this was intentional. When we see following the chain of command is hard when we only see winning & titles that makes connecting & communicating difficult when we only like to see it our way. When we see beliefs are what comes from within, when it eats up on us that we can't take a stand for anything else we wish to see rather than our beliefs that we see that we must fight for or all everything we see would be a lie. When we see that we do runs in the family when we have an eye in somethings we see worth fighting for when ethics are involved. When not all wish to see us when we are a hurdle in moving forward & progress against the enemy. What we don't see is what others see and follow to know that they follow a process within a process when they see a code they must follow. When we see that things are done differently here, to see that we follow formalities to let the law judge if different ways constitute for justice. When we see processes need to be respected too when we have two sides seeing eye to eye in what we stand for and what others dont stand for to see which side is right. When we see we must be seen as winners, confident & look good in front of a jury when we are working on nothing until we see something unearth we didn't see before. When we see that some opportunities comes rare when evidence is stacked beside you and your able to go through the layered process to see we have a long shot in obtaining the truth or risk everything. When what we don't see is the judge thst doesn't allow, the opposing lawyer that is blinded by winning & losing, the lack of evidence you can obtain in moments where evidence and access is restricted, a honest suspect, and the reprocussions of our actions if none of these dont align for us to know justice reaching high levels of power is a long shot & hail mary.

When we see thst we can't just unsee somethings to handle it accordingly by the law. When what others did not wish to see they get rid of, what they didn't see they were up for the job and could cost other lives in the process. When we don't see somethings but see other things we go the wrong direction in what we see. When we see we handled such matters a different way when we can't hold somethings responsible for lives, promotions and respectability of this army at risk. When we see the front lines of action we see it all, while civilization sits comfortably in their seats while we keep them safe for them not to see what we see. When we see ourselves close to that fence seeing the enemy or future enemies thst is all we have to do when the pressures of failure is not acceptable when we need to protect that wall of safety our country so heavily wants us to safe guard we put no lives in jeopardy over 1 issue that stands in our way. What we see and everyone sees is we need to it for GOD & country. When what we wished to see avoid we see we received something worse when we try to do things the way we see it and not others we try to sneak past justice of our country vs our own instant justice. When we see our country not align with the righteousness of the law then we allow the law to be pushed down by those whom is it unnecessary when they believe in power is the answer against another power to go head to head.

"You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's 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 don't talk about at 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 punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said "thank you", and went 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!" - Colonel Jessup

When the vary thing that makes something stand, it thinks less of us when the only thing that matters is it standing. When what we do comes at great importance that we have to make the decision to minimalize all other lease importances.
March 14, 2017
For having it be a drama movie it's not good Plus this movie seems too serious and it can't be funny with too much arguing which I think makes it not fun to watch.
March 11, 2017
Won tickets to the premier for this one. Great climax. Good ending.
January 31, 2017
It's good movie to watch
December 11, 2016
A Few Good Men is an intelligent courtroom drama that rises on the strength of its dialogue and cast.
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