A Few Good Men (1992) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

A Few Good Men

acting 8

directing 8

effects 7

editing 8

writing 9

SW SCORE: 40

4 out of 5 🐙

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Remember when Tom Cruise was just the world’s biggest movie star and not more famous for his religious beliefs? I was young then. I had hair then. Ah, the good old days. True story: Aaron Sorkin was a bartender and he wrote A Few Good Men on the back of cocktail napkins during slow times on his shifts. It probably has the most famous exchange of any move in the 1990s. It’s funny how it was so controversial that the military had this dark underbelly and that’s why the big reveal was so shocking. How many of us would be shocked now? And I have to say: what a f***ing cast! Besides the stellar trio of Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, you also get the following fantastic supporting actors: Kevin Bacon, Keifer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, and Christopher Guest. That’s an insane amount of acting chops.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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