A Few Good Men (1992)

June 20, 2007 at 12:49 am (Movies, Reviews)

After a nice quiet night where I watched a comdey (50 First Dates ), I decided to watch one of my all time favourites.

Plot from IMDB.com

‘In this dramatic courtroom thriller, Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines (Wolfgang Bodison and James Marshall) who have been accused of murdering a colleague. He (Cruise) is known as being lazy and had arranged for a plea bargain. Downey’s (Marshall) Aunt Ginny appoints Cmdr. Galloway (Demi Moore) to represent him. Also on the legal staff is Lt. Sam Weinberg (Kevin Pollak). The team rounds up many facts and Kaffee is discovering that he is really cut out for trial work. The defense is originally based upon the fact that PFC Santiago, the victim, was given a “CODE RED”. Santiago was basically a screw-up. At Gitmo, screw-ups aren’t tolerated. Especially by Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson).’

As you noticed, the story is complicated. Not the best original story, but the way, it was handled should be commended. An escalating drama that searches for the truth and discuss how can we handle it? Would you condom a behavior or a sort of action that is believed to be heroic but can be seen as brutal as well? The movie stars so many talented actors and on top of the hat; Jack Nicholson. Jack stole all the scenes that he shared with his fellow co-stars; he is such a legend and his breathtaking performance in no exception… I hated him (His Character) but I would want a commander like him as I know that I would sleep peacefully in my bed.Tom Cruise was very good as well; it’s a shame that in his career, a couple of worthy movies can be acknowledged.  I think the pay wasn’t as good as his action flicks. Such a waste, because he can actually act. Demi was gorgeous; her well power and her determination to find the truth made her . I think this is her best movie so far. Many more supporting characters dazzled the screen with their performance starting with David Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland (All 24 fans, know that name), Kevin Pollak then Noah Wyle (From ER), Christopher Guest and so many others well assembled actors.

 Would I recommend it? You bet I will.

In summery: Multi talented stars with an interesting plot that won’t let you get bored. A Classic that ought to be seen by any movie enthusiastic. It is adviced to watch these good men with a minimum of 2 scoops of Ice creams.

My Score: 9.5/10  …

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2 Comments

  1. Vincent said,

    Yeah its one of my favourtie movies, I think the word YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH came from that movie Right?

  2. Hessa said,

    Vincent:

    It deserves to be on top of the lists, and your right ; That quote came from the movie .. Check the final scence in the court room between Jack Nickleson (The legend ) and Tom Cruise …

    I rememeber that 7-8 years ago, there was a phase where all the arabic channels were competeing to show the movie every now and thin … Nobody rememeber the movie now

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