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Men Of Honour [DVD] [2001]
Men Of Honour [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Cuba Gooding Jr.
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 3.13

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new star is born, 22 Jan 2002
This review is from: Men Of Honour [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
George Tillman has made a classic. The quality of acting, and directing have combined to make a film which grips the audience from the moment the titles begin. Cuba Gooding Jr (Pearl Harbor) shows his quality in this film. He didn't play the part but became the part.
Robert De Niro stirs up great emotion in the viewer- displaying to us the institutional racism, which Gooding Jr is pitted against in his effort to fulfill his dream of becoming a master diver in the US Navy. That is, the first Black American US Navy Diver. This is a true story too- watch the special features afterward.
If you haven't seen this film- watch it. I thought it was great, and so did the two other people who saw it with me.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely incredible, 16 Jan 2002
Have you ever wondered what it was like to fight in the second world war? Go no further. Here we are taken through the lives of a small company of American GI's- all the way from the beach heads of Normandy to Berlin. An amazing set of directors brings this to the scxreen in a way which we have never seen before. They even dared eal with the concentration camps- which has only ever been attempted in the film "Schindler's List". This is not just a drama, but a set of programmes that will educate in a way one can't describe- probably the result of bringing in real war veterans. Excellent.

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