"A Few Good Men" movie review
"A Few Good Men" is a masterpiece of cinema in my opinion. This movie is severely underrated. It is the best courtroom drama I have ever seen. "A Few Good Men" is a layered, complex, masterful film. Tom Cruise gives the best performance of his entire career and that is saying something. His character, Lieutenant Kaffee truly matures from a careless and lazy lawyer to a devoted man of the law. He was probably my favorite aspect of "A Few Good Men". I think it is one of the greatest performances ever. Demi Moore was good as his partner. Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland were also really good. However, Jack Nicholson was excellent. He was incredibly intimidating as Colonel Nathan Jessep. This man is truly hard and strict. Col. Jessep believes in making his nation a strong nation. The screenplay for "A Few Good Men" is phenomenal. Yes, the last third is predictable. Still, I watch the movie to see the way Kaffee thinks and his logic behind his accusation. "A Few Good Men" has a plethora of themes. Honor, respect, strength, authority, loyalty, integrity, bravery, and sacrifice are all major parts of this movie. I like how the movie shows that although you are a high-ranking military officer, you don't always get excused for your actions and your rank doesn't give you the right to do whatever you want. Also, I admire the character of Daniel Kaffee. He knew he would be court-martialled if he wrongfully accused a high-ranking military official yet he took a risk to save two wrongfully accused marines. That is called true bravery. "A Few Good Men" showed why Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson are two of the greatest actors of all time. Both deserved Oscars(R) for their performances in this movie in my opinion. I absolutely love this movie. It is one of my favorites of the 1990s and of all time. I was continuously on the edge of my seat and the last act was riveting filmmaking. There is no absolutely inappropriate content in this movie. It is just very mature and confusing. I highly recommend this movie to most mature teenagers and adults. I have never been more satisfied with a Tom Cruise movie.