An Officer and a Gentleman Synopsis
A hardened loner enlists in the Naval Aviation Corps.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An Officer and a Gentleman is the best movie about love that I've seen in a long time.
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90

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Undeniably, there's an element of corniness to this. But that doesn't keep An Officer and a Gentleman from being a first-rate movie - a...
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90

Variety

An Officer and a Gentleman deserves a 21-gun salute, maybe 42. Rarely does a film come along with so many finely-drawn characters to care...
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88

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The performances are uniformly strong, with Gere offering some of his best work - though it pales in comparison with Gossett's tour de...
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80

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
An awesomely, stiflingly professional piece of work, with a fleet, superficial visual style, perfectly placed climaxes, and a screenplay (by...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
From its title on down, An Officer and a Gentleman (at the Plaza) is both a thoroughly rousing crowd-pleaser and a shamelessly manipulative...
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50

Boston Globe

An Officer and a Gentleman has so many echoes that it never finds its own voice. [29 Jul 1982]
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40

Time

By Richard Schickel
The result is a Big Mac of a movie, junk food that somehow reaches the chortling soul.
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ So-so coming-of-age military flick; not for kids.
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