A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men (1992)

A fast-talking, charming Navy defense attorney must prove that a pair of Marines are innocent of murdering a fellow fighter in this taut and provocative courtroom thriller that is based on screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's play. The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 1997
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An old-fashioned courtroom drama with a contemporary edge, A Few Good Men succeeds on the strength of its stars, with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and especially Jack Nicholson delivering powerful performances that more than compensate for the predictable plot.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It's a very watchable picture, with plenty of drama and some good laughs. But you can't forget for a moment that Reiner is taking your emotions on a carefully guided tour.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The driving force of the story is watching Cruise`s character develop some backbone and staying power.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

The ultimate rebel Jack Nicholson has a ball playing the ultimate establishment figure in this star-laden, rather old-fashioned courtroom drama.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

The whole film, with its steady, important-picture pacing, its foursquare visual style, and its pseudo-profundity, is a piece of glorified banality.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

As a courtroom drama, it manages to overcome its shortcomings -- some fairly ridiculous dialogue, implausible situations and predictable plot points -- with the pure screen power of its stars.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Can you handle the truth? One of the best court room dramas ever.
Mark Hobin
What a cast! Two U.S. Marines, are on trial for the murder of William Santiago, a fellow private in their unit. Were the men acting under orders or was it a… More
Alice Shen
As seen in "The Newsroom" and "The Social Network," Aaron Sorkin obviously writes some great dialogue and speeches, and Kaffee and… More
Sophie Burgess
I'm not one for courtroom dramas, but I actually quite liked this. I felt a part of the team and although I didn't always understand exactly what was… More
Jens S.
One of the greatest courtroom dramas out there unites a fantastic cast, an engaging case and excellent writing. Young Tom Cruise was still on the rise as a… More
Bruce Bruce
Can't believe I haven't review this film up till now. Who hasn't seen it. Watch just about any movie channel around a patriotic holiday and this… More

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