A Few Good Men details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, Jack Nicholson, James Marshall, Jack Nicholson|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Back to the 90s, Leading Men|
A Few Good Men
|Run time:||2 hours 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Feb 2002|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish|
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One of my all time favesBy Ken from Haywards Heath , 11 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I was surprised that nobody had submitted a review for this movie, I guess because its fairly old now.
Jack Nicholson plays the Commander of the Marine training facility in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The Marines are a tough crowd and they don't take kindly to those who don't make the grade.
Santiago is a kid who is not cut out to be a Marine and on the night before he is to leave Guantanamo he dies.
Two Marines go on trial for his murder. There is suspicion that Santiago has been killed as part of a code of honour.
The trial is expected to be an open and shut case, the prosecutor (Bacon) offers a simple plea bargain, the two Marines get dishonourably discharged and everyone can get on with their lives. The only trouble is the Marines maintain they did nothing wrong, they were following a code of honour.
The defence Council (Tom Cruise) thinks otherwise as he begins to suspect that the Base Commander may have been involved.
The plot develops at a good pace as Tom Cruise gathers more and more evidence. You have to be very very careful if your going to challenge a General as noteable a war hero as the base Commander.
All he has to do is to find a way to get the base Commander to give evidence.
This is one hell of a film. My wife and I have watched five or six times to the point where we know the script by heart. Look out for the line from Nicholson, 'you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall....' It will make sense when you see it.
Each time it gets better and better. So good, we had to buy it for the collection.
Treat yourself, try this movie and let me know what you think.
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Great MovieBy Critical (41 reviews) from Reading , 08 Dec 2010This is a good movie, I have seen it twice and do enjoy it. The acting is good, particularly Jack Nicholson and the final scence in the court room is just great. Demi Moore is as beautiful as ever, Tom Cruise is a bit of a pain, but carries the role well.
Golden oldieBy Coyney (9 reviews) from Manchester , 22 Oct 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAbsolutely fantastic. Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson at their best and Demi Moore also proves her worth. The only criticism of the film would be that Jack Nicholson wasn't in it enough.
Tom Cruise plays a cocky lawyer who is living in the shadow of his father's legal career. When Cruise is given a case involving two marines accused of murdering another marine, he initially treats it as something to work on when he isn't playing baseball.
However, something (namely Jack Nicholson, a high ranking marine in charge of the base where the murder happened) makes Cruise chomp at the bit and pull out all the stops to seek out truth and exercise justice.
Fantastic courtroom scenes battles with the old 'you want the truth; you can't handle the truth' line. One of the best films I've seen in a while.
Tom Cruise CAN act.By BrianW (21 reviews) from Stone , 25 Jul 2010Superior courtroom drama with Tom Cruise trying to get to the bottom of a conspirancy to cover up the death of a soldier. Convincing performances all round particularly by Jack Nicholson,as always and even by Demi Moore.
A Few Good MenBy ebrownbingo (6 reviews) from Carlisle , 12 Dec 2009I could watch this film over and over, of course Tom Cruise hasn't made a bad film in my mind but this one was riveting.
Well acted and engaging.By Ferry41 (229 reviews) from Oxford , 08 Dec 2009Good acting by Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in this military court room drama.