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0 out of 1 users found this helpful A work of Art!
This movie truly is a work of art! I'mean you can't get a better cast Tom Cruise*yum*,Kiefer Sutherland*double yum*,Demi Moore,and Jack Nicholson.Thats awesome! I could watch this movie over and over.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful A Few Good Movies!
A military court room drama, A Few Good Men proves to be one of the movies that u can watch over and over again without having the fear to get bored.Tom Cruise plays the role of a lawyer who is eminent at his profession but some what reluctant to do the actual hard work. But as Demi Moore ,another defense attorney, makes him realise that only he can help the two marines who have been trapped in the whole situation., he decides to go for it. Now Tom has to prove that actually the two marines gave their fellow marine a 'code red' which was ordered by thier senior in which he accidently died. This movie keeps u engrossed till end and has a few very good performances by tom cruise, demi moore and jack nicholson, although everyone performed pretty well but jack nicholson has out done himself. the court room drama and the dialogues are the real strentgh of the movie and it deals with the issue of following orders vs doing the right thing. an all in all fantastic movie to watch and very well directed.
1 out of 2 users found this helpful Director Reiner can't handle the paradox
"A Few Good Men" crops up on TV every few months and so it must have something that draws at least decent ratings(or the price was right). Of course having heart-throb Tom Cruise doesn't hurt the cause of commerce and Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore are stars in their own right (just not in this outing). I must say, I generally enjoy Tom Cruise playing a lawyer and he is the only good reason to watch this movie. Director Rob Reiner, a card carrying (one presumes) left wing Hollywood denizen pretends to seek the truth of a paradox in the military, how can one follow orders yet retain personal responsibility, but he is only fooling himself.Reiner loathes the American military and does his best to undermine its cause with his "objective" film. His absurd climactic scene between Jack Nicholson's off the tracks colonel and crusading neophyte lawyer played by Tom Cruise really is so silly that we are left shaking our heads. If Director Reiner likes Soviet styled Communism so much let him go to that island of enchantment, Castro's Cuba. If power corrupts those who have it, it also seems to do a pretty good job on those who desire it (like Herr Direktor Reiner). Do us all a favor sir, stay out of serious matters and go back to what Hollywood is really good at, fantasy.
2 out of 2 users found this helpful Few Good Reviews
I thougth this movie was great and was well written and didn't get boring, at least not often enough that I changed the channel when I first saw it, on TV. Mainly because Moore, Cruise, and Nicholson were on the screen. Anyway I think the other people who rated this were far too tough. Needed more gunfire and probably more in general court argument, not to mention the set of the courtroom was non-mititary, at least not standard military.