Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. I'm usually a sucker for courtroom dramas, but Rob Reiner's highly mechanical filming by numbers of Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of his own cliched and fatuous Broadway play kept putting me to sleep.
  2. The performers are powerless to bring life to this moribund courtroom drama...a snoozer.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    The moral discussions operate like a bad pair of elevator shoes: it's obvious that their function is to lift black-and-white melodrama into message-movie paradise. The whole film, with its steady, important-picture pacing and its bits of pseudo-profundity, is a piece of glorified banality. [14 Dec 1992, p.123]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Dec 11, 2012
    You definitely enjoy any Nicholson's movie, but I have to agree with other critics, the cast could have been better, Moore's performance it's poor, why does she always seems to have tears in her eyes? is she always crying? Anyway, Tom always acts the same every time his characters belong to any of the armed forces, so maybe someone else for the job. Still a a manageable movie with an epic scene, from Jack Nicholson of course. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    A Few Good Men is a smart courtroom drama with a brilliant story and great perfromances from Cruise, Nicholson, Pollak, Bacon and Sutherland (solid performance from Demi Moore). Also sharp direction from Rob Reiner Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2014
    A conventional but very well executed drama, A Few Good Men doesn't have much mystery in it, but the good performances and assured direction go along way towards making it engaging. The story is pretty solid, but I don't want to spoil it for you. I'll just say that it does deal with some decently heavy issues. Jack Nicholson gives what is probably the movie's best performance, but Cruise and Moore are both solid here as well. It might not be the most unpredictable movie in the world, but it is a satisfyingly well made crowd pleaser. Full Review »