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Men of Honor
History is made by those who break the rules.
Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.
I want to thank my cousin for recommending me this movie. It's really good. It started out on a farm with black people, and I though it was going to be the usual black race rights shite or whatever, but I was happily surprised. It's actually a really touching story about a Navy diver, the first black diver in fact, Carl Brashear. Cuba Gooding, Jr. is fantastic, his best performance. Robert DeNiro is pretty great too. The female performances are a bit weaker, but Men of Honor is still a really great and important movie.
Quite enjoyable, even if it has the look of a 1990's TV movie and is a rather old fashioned biopic. Cuba Gooding Jr and Robert De Niro are both good in this, but neither are excellent, perhaps due to a slightly lacklustre script. Considering the real life story on which it is based is quite amazing, it is a shame they did not do anything that new or interesting with it.
On a side note, the female supporting characters (the wives of De Niro and Gooding) are very clichéd and are mostly irrelevant. It could have been interesting to see more of how the hardships these men faced affected their personal lives.
Decent enough, but not amazing.
After showing some remarkable skill in “Boyz N the Hood” and “Jerry Maguire,” Cuba Gooding, Jr. delivers the best work in his young career in this riveting, hugely entertaining drama. He’s a bullheaded blaze of talent with dreams of becoming the best U.S. Navy diver in history.
This true story features Robert DeNiro in his most satisfying performance in years, and the two actors, in their best moments, chew up the celluloid and you are enthralled by their charisma and energy.
A heartfelt, inspiring story, “Men of Honor” is a great movie-going experience.
Really, quite brilliant. The stuff about how the Navy is so awesome made me roll my eyes at times, but both Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr. easily made me disregard this right after. Pretty fucking awesome scenes from both men, especially when they were both in it.
Hal Holbrook as the commanding officer with amaxophobia was really good. He was a damn good antagonist, it's a shame he wasn't around during the second half of the movie.
De Niro, De Niro, De Niro, please come back to your old roots!
Such a great story, based loosely on a true story, and one that makes me cry several times. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro are both excellent, and Charlize Theron has a good supporting role, too.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gooding does the role of an amputee pretty legit and the shots where we see the prosthetic are presenting it quite realistic.
Poor Cuba, can't win
Even with DeNiro there,
So many bad calls.
One of the first DeNiro films I've seen. Good film.
A great cast do very well in this well made film.
Remember when De Niro was good? Perfect afternoon movie of a time so far removed from today! Worthy of his Oscar Cuba G Junior was superb. Couldn't believe I hadn't seen this all the way through before.
Courage and honor. A Fascinating true story.
Despite the best efforts of Deniro and Gooding Jr., this somewhat bland and generic biopic has too many pacing issues and uninteresting characters to be very enjoyable.
Odio las peliculas manipuladoras, en especial cuando la manipulación esta dentro de contextos raciales. Todo en la historia esta puesto para aumentar la catarsis emocional respecto al protagonista principal y su enorme deseo de superación.
La película entretiene, al menos es entretenida para mi aunque su verdadero valor recae en las actuaciones de Robert de Niro y Cuba Gooding Jr.
I hate manipulative films, especially when they're handling racial contexts. Everything in the story is set to increase the emotional catharsis.
The film entertains, at least I found it entertaining though its true value lies in the performances of Robert de Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. That's pretty much it.
Sometimes you need some time to think and reflect about giving up.
This movie makes you remember the best men are those with the strongest peseverance.
As well, shows how the best mentors may be found in the most unexpected places.
Key films still to see: Hi Mom, Marvins Room, Greetings, The Last Tycoon, Falling in Love, Everybody's Fine