Men of Honor
Men of Honor (2000)

This military drama is based on the true story of Carl Brashear, who was the first African-American to serve as a diver in the United States Navy. Brashear (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) was born to a poor farming family in the deep South,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 10, 2000
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: De Niro and Goodings Jr. manage to turn in performances that make this by-the-numbers inspirational movie watchable.

Robert Cashill

This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With every dramatic scene and turn of phrase molded by a formulaic, Screenwriting 101 mentality, it's pure Hollywood pap.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

inspirational message plays well to mainstream audiences

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A would-be inspirational biographical movie that really works.

Paul Clinton (

A gripping, inspirational tale about human nature overcoming its own worse traits again -- barely.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stirring story--may be appropriate for some teens.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Carl Brashear is a true American hero on several fronts. Men of Honor does him proud.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is an old-fashioned biopic, and I mean that as a compliment.

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Michael Dequina

Brashear is all sheer determination and nothing else, displaying none of the vulnerability that would make him into a believable human being.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Billy Sunday: The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If… More
Chris Weber
Good acting is the highlight in this inspiring true story of courage in the face of adversity and danger.
Alex roy
Men Of Honor is a terrific film based on the first African American Master Diver. Cuba Gooding Jr. delivers in the lead role of Carl Brashear and Robert De Niro… More
danny d
a bit melodramatic for me at points. somewhat inspiring but in the end mostly average.
Manu Gino
Saw it again!!! One of the best "fight for what you believe' movies of all time. This was based on a true story and truly is one great movie with some… More
Conner Rainwater
While I wasn't particularly impressed with the story all that much, it is a decent film. The great casting of Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. truly… More