4/23/2013 1:32 AM
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? "Who will guard the guards themselves?"
A Few Good Men takes a biting look into the modern power plays of authority, sexism, politics, law, the military, and morality. The forceful presence of the Marine Corps officers are offset by the deceptively nonchalant Kaffee, seemingly preoccupied with little else besides his own entertainment.
The dialogue is crisp, witty, and paced well to move the action forward. Never is there a dull moment or a place where jargon overshadows plot development or characterization. It is an ideal script for any ensemble of strong males.
Aaron Sorkin fleshes out each character as an individual with intrinsic motives to protect and push. Beneath the appeals to honor, sacrifice, and duty, we find that these simple words can hold very different meanings.
A Few Good Men delivers on every dramatic level, culminating with the now famous "You can't handle the truth!"