A Soldier's Story
A Soldier's Story (1984)

Based on Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play (and featuring most of the play's original cast), A Soldier's Story. The plot is about a Black Army lawyer (Howard E Rollins) who is assigned to investigate the murder of an… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jewison's lack of interest in developing anything other than his rather debatable ideological point relegates the film to the realm of moderately competent TV drama.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A powerful and arresting drama.

Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide

Occasionally preachy, but otherwise intense and provocative racially provocative drama

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The film really belongs to Adolph Caesar who excels as a tyrannical, vicious and masochistic army sergeant.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Strongly written and performec.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Charles Fuller adapated to the big screen his powerful Pulitzer prize winning play about the murder of a black captain. Directed by Norman Jewison, the movie is well acted but it's too verbose.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Reveals the virulence of racism

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
Courtroom drama, written by Charles Fuller from his Pulitzer Prize-winning, "A Soldier's Play", was nominated for Best Picture. Great ensemble… More
Jason Reneau
A great soundtrack by Herbie Hancock featuring Patti LaBelle. An outstanding cast including a young Denzel Washington, and a strong and emotional story. You put… More
Michael S
Forgotten Oscar Nominated classic.
John Ballantine
This earlier Jewison confirms that solid film making is a constant theme throughout the year. It is mildly ideological but nonetheless powerful.