• Scott Audetat

    ★★★½ Watched by Scott Audetat 13 Apr, 2014

    Pretty good flick with a good cast that includes nice early performances from Evans, Grier and of course Washington who is even amazing back then!

    Story is told mostly in flashbacks as a military lawyer tries to discover who murdered a sergeant. The dead man was a cruel bastards, so while it could have been anyone, I thought it was quite obvious.

    It does take a little long to get to its conclusion, but it's not a boring ride there.

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  • bbbgtoby

    ★★★ Watched by bbbgtoby 17 Feb, 2014

    1984's Oscar bait for best picture, a race relations film wrapped in a murder mystery. The tagline for Soldier's Story promises much: "Alone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder...and the truth is a story you won't forget." and yet delivers very little that you haven't seen before and even in 1984 wasn't particularly unique either.

    Rollins in the lead role puts in a fine performance, worthy of his…

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  • Aaron King

    ★★★★ Watched by Aaron King 03 Oct, 2012

    This movie is up there with one of the best flashback movies that I have seen and instead of them being different from what everybody else has said, they describe this character who has died and by the end of it we see a whole character arc for him because he goes from being a likeable person to a terrible person to a person that you kind of feel sorry for since he changed who he was in order to please people and in the end he lost everybody and everything. Norman is a great director.

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  • Amani

    ★★★½ Added by Amani

    a nice enjoyable, well-acted, mostly black cast, mystery film.

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  • Jamie S. Rich

    ★★★ Watched by Jamie S. Rich 18 Feb, 2012

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