Written June 25, 2013
Very interesting. Keeps you in suspense throughout the entire movie.
Written October 21, 2008
The classic tagline from '92 lawyer flick "A Few Good Men", that was equally as popular as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line "I'll be back"
The cast on this movie was phenomenal. Everyone was awesome. The movie was GREAT. Centering on respect and character. Who deserves it? Who has earned it? Who will get it? And teetering on a thin line between truth and lies.
Pull it out of your archives and watch it again.
Written January 22, 2015
Getting somebody to spit out the truth has been proven to be a challenge in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men." This is a political and law thriller that stretches beyond typical boundaries with regards to debriefing a case, but isn't gritty enough to wow you and move you. What "A Few Good Men" excels at is testing your ability to form a conclusion and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin delivers a fine script with one of cinemas most famous lines; "you can't handle the truth!" LT Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Cmdr. Galloway (Demi Moore) represents him. Also on the legal staff is LTJG 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". In Cuba, Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) and two senior officers try to give all the help they can, but Kaffee knows something's fishy. In the conclusion of the film, the fireworks are set off by a confrontation between Jessup and Kaffee. This is perhaps the finest example of a courtroom thriller that really tests the mind to discover the truth behind this military crime case, rather than confuse you or just put a bunch of facts in your face to just watch. Tom Cruise transforms beautifully as a clueless law man who becomes obsessed with finding the truth behind a case. This is Cruises most militant performance. Demi Moore is very irritating in this film by not showing much energy in her performance and not having chemistry with Cruise. Jack Nicholson is gritty and dark and by far the most daring performance in this clean film. What director Rob Reiner shines at is making you one of the investigators in this case and really allows mystery to come in contact with character development and social themes such as corruption. A fine job of directing by Reiner. Aaron Sorkin needed more grit and more darkness in this story since it falls kinda clean and innocent with a happy ending. I would have liked a more dark and mysterious film with an ending that leaves you open to your own interpretation. Nonetheless, Sorkin creates a solid story that's fun to discover. The law can be a risky business to get into, especially when in relation to high-ranking military officials. This is a terrific representation of determination, new changes and honesty.
Written February 17, 2011
Definitely a must see. Many star performances. One of Tom cruise's best.YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!