• Released
  • December 11, 1992
  • R , 2 hr 18 min
  • Drama
  • 171 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Navy lawyers (Tom Cruise, Demi Moore) defend Marines for a murder at Gitmo.

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Critic Ratings

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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
That the performances are uniformly outstanding is a tribute to Rob Reiner, who directs with masterly assurance, fusing suspense and...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Like all courtroom dramas, A Few Good Men is gimmicky and synthetic. It's also an irresistible throwback to the sort of sharp-edged...
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80

Empire

By Emma Cochrane
This is a timeless thriller, a reminder of how stars who have been so average elsewhere can produce excellent — some career-best...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Works because it's able to draw so many side issues into its central conflict, spreading its concerns culture-wide. [11 Dec 1992]
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Pace and performances dominate, with popped salutes going to Keifer Sutherland, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Bacon and especially Nicholson's...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film doesn't make us work, doesn't allow us to figure out things for ourselves, is afraid we'll miss things if they're not spelled out.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Though not terribly interesting as political philosophy, A Few Good Men makes for a passably entertaining movie. [31 Dec 1992, p.A5(E)]
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
An engaging and sometimes gripping movie, if ultimately a superficial one. Reiner has mastered the surface skills of moviemaking, although...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Slick, overly deliberate and brimming with hammy performances...directed by Rob Reiner with glistening, uninspired competence. [11 Dec 1992]
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The performers are powerless to bring life to this moribund courtroom drama...a snoozer.
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Great movie

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Rated R | For Language Warning
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Complex military whodunit. For mature teens+.
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