A Few Good Men

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Time Out says

Scripted by Aaron Sorkin from his own play, considerably less interesting than A Soldier's Story, this centres on a fatal case of bullying in the US Marines and the ensuing trial. The intellectual cut-and-thrust of the courtroom is largely absent here, and the denouement seems slick, arbitrary, and derived from the Captain Queeg catalogue. Even worse, Cruise is cast as the dilettante Navy lawyer with a brilliant legal brain, and jives about in much the same manner as he did in Top Gun. Lieutenant Commander Demi Moore wants him to get serious, praises his brain repeatedly in case we missed it, and finally gets him shouting idealistically in court. The pair of them are useless in uniform, and shown up by the highly professional Bacon, who gives a layered performance as the opposing counsel. Unfortunately, the most interesting character is little more than a cameo for Nicholson, but he does give an alarming sketch of the élitist military mind.
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1992

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138 mins

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Joe

Tell this jackass from the Time Out Film Guide that he's got his head stuck up his ass. He thinks he knows movies and loves to wax poetic as he ejaculates to the sound of his own grandstanding. What a pompous prick! A Few Good Men is a fantastic courtroom drama with some of the most well-written, well-acted scenes in cinema history and everything this tool says to convince me otherwise is bogus and really uninspired.

Joe

Tell this jackass from the Time Out Film Guide that he's got his head stuck up his ass. He thinks he knows movies and loves to wax poetic as he ejaculates to the sound of his own grandstanding. What a pompous prick! A Few Good Men is a fantastic courtroom drama with some of the most well-written, well-acted scenes in cinema history and everything this tool says to convince me otherwise is bogus and really uninspired.

dhruv

I totally disagree with the review posted by time out film guide. The centrifugal point of the film is to see through our minds about the case of a person who can't cope up with the training in US Marine and dies just so because of breaking the honour, pride, and respect everyone in US Marine shows and believes in. Jack Nicholson gave one of the ruddy best performances. I do agree that Jack Nicholson almost had a cameo role, and the weightage of charachters was a bit uneven and slick. But, as a courtroom movie, the performances, i believe, were excellent. Not a bad movie at all.