A Few Good Men(1992):"By this movie we can look at the military definitions of honor and loyalty."
"A Few Good Men" is a 1992 courtroom drama film Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise.
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin is based on Sorkin’s 1989 play of the same name.
This movie is well known as one of the biggest court movies of all time.
“You can’t handle the truth,” is still one of the best remembered lines in all of cinema history.
When two US Marines are court-martialed for killing a fellow Marine, the young Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is assigned to the case.
Young lawyer Kaffee defends Marines of murder when they were claiming they just followed an order of Jessup(Jack Nicholson).
Jack Nicholson is on trial for murder and Tom Cruise takes him on in a military trial.
I think this film really shows how good an actor Tom Cruise is, a brilliant performance and really holds his own against Jack Nicholson as Jessup.
I love a good court room drama as well, this is one of those films I am shocked when people have not seen it.
It also has that extra little point about honor and code and loyalty.
One of Tom Cruise’s best performances ever in my opinion.
For me, it was interesting seeing Cruise outside of an action role, and I certainly wish he did more of them because he’s excellent here.
Jack Nicholson, however, is obviously the shining star of the film, despite his limited screen time.
Every single actor in this film brought their best to the table.
After watching the special features of the film, you really get a good idea that Reiner forged an effective relationship with his actors and offered some acting tips of his own for their performances.
The star behind the scenes here is Aaron Sorkin, who wrote both the screenplay and the original play that it is based on.
His dialogue is sharp, and his storytelling is strong, and the relationships between characters develop nicely and provide several nice moments throughout the film.
Overall, I felt that "A Few Good Men" was a really masterfully directed, beautifully written, unforgettably performed coatroom drama that is sure to impress anyone.