Amit’s Recco of The Week———- A Few Good Men
What’s in it —-Two marines are charged for killing one of their fellow mate, Santiago.Lt. Daniel Kaffee(Tom Cruise) and Lt. JoAnne Galloway(Demi Moore) are assigned as the defence lawyers of the two accused. Daniel ,who basically shows a carefree lackadaisical attitude wants the case to be settled out of court as he has never seen(nor is he interested to see) the inside of a court room.But urged by Galloway , he decides to take on the challenge .The two accused say that they were given orders by their superior Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) to give the deceased Santiago a “Code Red”.
What’s Code Red???Will Daniel and Galloway be able to prove the innocence of their clients or our their clients really guilty???????Watch the movie and have your questions answered.
Positives —-The screenplay is taut. The courtroom scenes are fantastic and the tension is maintained throughout.Masterful dialogues help to maintain the tempo.The verbal combat between Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise is the best I have seen.Kudos to director Rob Reiner for drawing such impressive performances from his cast .Wolfgang Bodison, as Lance Corporal Dawson, one of the Marines on trial for the murder of Santiago is excellent .Tom Cruise goes into the skin of his character and gives a touching performance.Demi Moore does an adept job as the over enthusistic zealous marine.Jack Nicholson brings a certain attitude to his character and the demeanor in which he performs can only be appreciated. Although he has a comparatively small role ,he manages to steal the show everytime he makes an appearance. When he is in the frame you do not bother to look at the other actors.
Negatives—– There is just one problem and that is you know how the movie is going to end.So there is no element of surprise as such.But what makes the movie such an high paced dramatic thriller is the way the end is reached.Also certain scenes can be described as preposterous but those scenes are indeed necessary to provide the dramatic effect.
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