A Few Good Men Reviews

February 8, 2018
Designed to get the audience rooting for this upper-class underdog, the movie accomplishes its task with military efficiency. But since the deck is stacked and the cards well worn, it hardly seems a victory to cherish.
April 30, 2014
By pitting Cruise against Nicholson in the film`s final courtroom confrontation, Sorkin and Reiner are pitting two notions of masculinity and two notions of stardom against each other.
April 30, 2014
A brisk and familiar courtroom drama of the old school, as pleasant to watch as it is predictable, Men more than anything else is a tribute to pure star power.
April 30, 2014
The whole film, with its steady, important-picture pacing, its foursquare visual style, and its pseudo-profundity, is a piece of glorified banality.
April 30, 2014
The literally in-your-face camera work can easily expose an actor's weaknesses, but, with the lens framed on Nicholson's bulldog visage, he lets loose with volcanic fury. His demagoguery and gung-ho self-righteousness are something to behold.
April 30, 2014
The driving force of the story is watching Cruise`s character develop some backbone and staying power.
April 30, 2014
As you may have suspected, Jack Nicholson steals the show. His Col. Nathan Jessep isn't in a lot of scenes, but when he's there, you can't take your eyes off him.
April 30, 2014
The film's entire cast and crew prove up to the task, and there's something both comfortably old-fashioned and blazingly contemporary about Aaron Sorkin's screenplay.
April 30, 2014
I'm usually a sucker for courtroom dramas, but Rob Reiner's highly mechanical 1992 feature... kept putting me to sleep.
September 7, 2011
Directed by Rob Reiner, from Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of his hit Broadway play, A Few Good Men is a thrillingly effective crowd pleaser.
December 21, 2008
An extraordinarily well-made movie, which wastes no words or images in telling a conventional but compelling story.
October 18, 2008
The same histrionic fireworks that gripped theater audiences will prove even more compelling to filmgoers due to the star power and dramatic screw-tightening.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The intellectual cut-and-thrust of the courtroom is largely absent here, and the denouement seems slick, arbitrary, and derived from the Captain Queeg catalogue.
May 20, 2003
The screenplay is a good one, directed with care and acted, for the most part, with terrific conviction.
May 12, 2001
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.
January 1, 2000
A Few Good Men is one of those movies that tells you what it's going to do, does it, and then tells you what it did.
January 1, 2000
...a gem of a courtroom drama.
January 1, 2000
Men is full of loaded, manly moments, great clashes of will and excellent buzz cuts.
January 1, 2000
It's a grand undertaking that wrangles with the heavy questions that cropped up at Nuremberg and My Lai, questions that deserve and get lots of imposing shots of monuments and not a little swashbuckling from the big stars.