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An Officer and a Gentleman Reviews

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 31, 2013
It's a straight-out drama in the old Hollywood style. As such, it works fairly well, though its lapses in taste are sour reminders of the subtlety Hollywood has lost in recent years.
Sue Heal
Radio Times
July 31, 2013
Not even the combined talents of Debra Winger and an Oscar-winning Louis Gossett Jr can turn this one into a great movie, but if you're in the mood for a wallow, it's perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 31, 2013
An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1980s version that doesn't tamper much with the formula, but it does revitalize it, thanks to the erotic teamwork of Richard Gere and Debra Winger.

TV Guide
July 31, 2013
The performances are uniformly strong, with Gere offering some of his best work -- though it pales in comparison with Gossett's tour de force as the tough, principled Sgt. Foley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
So-so coming-of-age military flick; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Rarely does a film come along with so many finely-drawn characters to care about.
Pete Croatto
March 17, 2007
Its famous ending may be hokey, but in a movie this honest, it couldn't feel more right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emanuel Levy
November 3, 2006
Blue-collar fairy tale: Richard Gere is the frog-prince and Debra Winger is Cinderella in this extremely old-fashioned yet enjoyable movie, whose few modernist touches are a black sergeant, rougher lingo, and more vivid sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
May 20, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 13, 2004
This movie is made for the romantic in all of us, as well as the loners that we've all experienced being at one point in our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
An Officer and a Gentleman is the best movie about love that I've seen in a long time. Maybe that's because it's not about "love" as a Hollywood concept, but about love as growth, as learning to accept other people for who and what they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A conventional but hugely compelling drama.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
An Officer and A Gentleman succeeds as both a magical love story and as a convincing portrait of one individual's passage into manhood.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 25, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
August 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
November 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
Overhyped - but worthwhile
| Original Score: 3/5
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