“... I'm Gonna Rip The Eyes Out Of Your Head And Piss Into Your Dead Skull! You Fucked With The Wrong Marine!”
“YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! Are We Clear?”
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
- Entertainment Weekly
The screenplay is a good one, directed with care and acted, for the most part, with terrific conviction.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
It's a grand undertaking that wrangles with the heavy questions that cropped up at Nuremberg and My Lai, questions that deserve and get lots of imposing shots of monuments and not a little swashbuckling from the big stars.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
Men is full of loaded, manly moments, great clashes of will and excellent buzz cuts.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
A Few Good Men is one of those movies that tells you what it's going to do, does it, and then tells you what it did.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The same histrionic fireworks that gripped theater audiences will prove even more compelling to filmgoers due to the star power and dramatic screw-tightening.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
An extraordinarily well-made movie, which wastes no words or images in telling a conventional but compelling story.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
That the performances are uniformly outstanding is a tribute to Rob Reiner (Misery), who directs with masterly assurance, fusing suspense and character to create a movie that literally vibrates with energy.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
The final scene, when Kaffee locks horns with Jessep, more than makes up for the predictability of what's come before.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Although Nicholson has little more than an extended cameo, he seizes the final courtroom scene and makes it a tour de force of cinema.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Julgando-se mais importante e inteligente do que e na verdade, o filme conta com um roteiro ingenuo em seu idealismo juvenil e traz Cruise em uma performance implausivel e repleta de maneirismos de estrela.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Highly entertaining courtroom drama that's well-directed by Reiner but narratively flawed. Thematically, the story is fraudulent--much ado about nothing--but enjoybale to watch.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
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.
- Time Out
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
So well written and so well acted that you almost don't notice what a shoddy and clumsy piece of filmmaking it is.
Dan Fienberg - Zap2it.com
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
Entertaining but contrived.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
A blueprint for Hollywood product done right: intelligent, entertaining, and stuffed to the gills with movie star charisma.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Staci Layne Wilson - Fantastica Daily
James O'Ehley - Movie Gurus
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
The great courtroom drama. Fast-paced compelling mystery with moral undertones.
Fred Topel - About.com
Film of the highest order...and that's the truth
Clint Morris - Moviehole
It probably will win some Oscars, but if this is the best film of the year, it is a pretty poor year for films.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Only Jack Nicholson rises to the film's overblown sensibility.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - San Francisco Examiner
Darrin Keene - Film Threat
An underrated near-classic. No one who has seen this movie will forget it.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Like a roast that's baked too long, the acting in this film is 'over done.'
Luanne Brown - Chico Enterprise-Record
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Ignited by a clash of values, courtroom fireworks and a dazzling display of topnotch acting.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
As a play of ideas, it has the profundity of a high-school debate, with a wan, climactic sermon about the need to stand up for the little guy.
Stephen Farber - Movieline
This is stirring, highly entertaining stuff, with superb performances all the way around and witty dialogue to keep it all moving.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The film, as it progresses, begins to seem like Reiner's own military exercise -- all professional polish, no soul.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Jack Nicholson comes in at the beginning and end and punches a hole in the screen both times.
Andrew Collins - Empire Magazine
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
...a gem of a courtroom drama.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle