A Few Good Men is a drama at the turn of legal and military worlds. It follows the story of several young military lawyers charged with the task of defending 2 soldiers accused of murdering a 3d one. Although the paths they walk are very different ones, they managed to overcome that and synchronize their scintillation, and with the force of it – to break the case down.
To tell the truth, this film feels like all-time american classics right after the first seeing: the story is constructed in a very serious manner and produces an impression of monolith; the cast is amazing, and they all perfrom brilliantly, too, including Tom Cruise who sometimes plays shitty roles in shitty movies for large sums of money. The dialogs are subtle and elegant, the ending is alloyed with a intricate twist, – Sorkin did a pretty good job on this one.
Because the script was adapted from a play, majority of scenes happen indoors, which drops on everything a sort of theatrical shadow, – not that it’s a drawback, of course, it’s more like a smack not everybody would appreciate. I like it, though.
As I do the movie in general. Totally worth the time.
Released in: 1992
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Performed by: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh, Christopher Guest, J.A. Preston, Matt Craven, Wolfgang Bodison, Xander Berkeley, John M. Jackson, Noah Wyle
Entertaining quality: 5 out of 5
Art quality: 5 out of 5
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