An Officer and a Gentleman - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

An Officer and a Gentleman Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
July 31, 2013
It is full of bang-on melodramatics and simple, romanticized characters with carefully supplied motivations.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 31, 2013
Taylor Hackford's 1982 film is an awesomely, stiflingly professional piece of work, with a fleet, superficial visual style, perfectly placed climaxes, and a screenplay that doesn't waste a single character or situation.
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Rarely does a film come along with so many finely-drawn characters to care about.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Macho, materialistic, and pro-militarist, it's an objectionable little number made all the more insidious by the way Hackford pulls the strings and turns it into a heart-chilling weepie.
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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.
| Original Score: 4/5