This captivating law drama sees Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), a young, cocky lawyer for the navy, get assigned a case investigating the mysterious death of a marine at a military base on the boundary of Cuba. The base in question is run by the slimy Col. Nathan R. Jessop (Jack Nicholson), who insists that nothing happened. But, as the case develops and mentions of the phrase 'Code Red' get thrown about, Kaffee becomes increasingly intent on solving the case.
What carries this film is Aaron Sorkin's dialogue. This should be no surprise. The story itself is enthralling and the performances are charming but not Oscar winning (though 30 award nominations may tell me otherwise) however, without Sorkin's sharp dialogue, A Few Good Men would join the few decent legal dramas (wahey).
It's the perfect Sunday evening film with the family watch. You may forget about it for a few years but when you find yourself channel surfing and you land on the court room showdown, I'd be surprised if you didn't stick around to watch Tom Cruise not handle the truth.