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A Few Good Men

Published April 25, 2021

A Few Good Men

Film info

  • Title A Few Good Men
  • Director Rob Reiner
  • Year 1992
  • Run time 2hrs 18m
  • Genre Drama
  • Tagline One man will stop at nothing to keep his honour, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth

Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore star in Rob Reiner's unanimously acclaimed drama about the dangerous difference between following orders and following one's conscience. Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor, including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:44I used to play the clarinet and I guarantee I couldn’t have done it whilst also marching.
6:32She’s adorable.
9:43Ah, the law is decided on the baseball field now.
15:14“My jurisdiction is pretty much in your face.”
24:29“I don’t know what any of that means but it sounds bad.”
28:33Unit, core, god, country. I feel like god is not in the right place there.
37:48He needs a pen on a chain round his neck or something!
46:04Not a nice guy. The cigar gives it away.
54:51“I don’t believe it, Dawson’s going to jail just to spite me.”
59:22Uhu and Coco Puffs. What a diet!
1:03:30Law montage.
1:13:03Being a lawyer just seems completely exhausting.
1:20:08It adds interest that even within our team of three there is discontent.
1:30:37“I have been so advised.” Love the law phrasings.
1:37:45You can’t make a whole flight disappear.
1:49:45I want a Sam in my life.
1:52:13Woohoo, tidying up FTW.
2:04:06This is so tense. Love it.

Thoughts

An incredible cast delivers an incredible film - courtroom dramas are brilliant when well done anyway, and this one is, but layer on top of that the genuine dilemma of when and when not to follow orders.

I loved the three lawyers, their different approaches to the case, their banter and debates, their ultimate support of each other. It was just a great film from start to finish.

Rating: 5 / 5

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