A Few Good Men
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In this military courtroom drama based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is assigned to defend two Marines, Pfc. Louden Downey (James Marshall) and Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson (Wolfgang Bodison), who are accused of the murder of fellow leatherneck Pfc. William Santiago (Michael de Lorenzo) at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Kaffee generally plea bargains for his clients rather than bring them to trial, which is probably why he was assigned this potentially embarassing case, but when Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) is assigned to assist… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An extraordinarily well-made movie, which wastes no words or images in telling a conventional but compelling story."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"The screenplay is a good one, directed with care and acted, for the most part, with terrific conviction."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The final scene, when Kaffee locks horns with Jessep, more than makes up for the predictability of what's come before."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Highly entertaining courtroom drama that's well-directed by Reiner but narratively flawed. Thematically, the story is fraudulent--much ado about nothing--but enjoybale to watch."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A blueprint for Hollywood product done right: intelligent, entertaining, and stuffed to the gills with movie star charisma."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The same histrionic fireworks that gripped theater audiences will prove even more compelling to filmgoers due to the star power and dramatic screw-tightening."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"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."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Although Nicholson has little more than an extended cameo, he seizes the final courtroom scene and makes it a tour de force of cinema."
‑ , Film4
"So well written and so well acted that you almost don't notice what a shoddy and clumsy piece of filmmaking it is."
‑ Dan Fienberg, Zap2it.com
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"Men is full of loaded, manly moments, great clashes of will and excellent buzz cuts."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Julgando-se mais importante e inteligente do que é na verdade, o filme conta com um roteiro ingênuo em seu idealismo juvenil e traz Cruise em uma performance implausível e repleta de maneirismos de estrela."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Entertaining but contrived."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The great courtroom drama. Fast-paced compelling mystery with moral undertones."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
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