You Can't Handle The Truth...........
Mr. B.K. Tinney - wrote on 04/29/09
Rob Reiner directs an All-Star cast in this fantastic courtroom drama which has you enthralled throughout until its climatic conclusion. Tom Cruise, in one of his most inspiring roles; stars as Lt. Daniel Caffee, a Naval attorney who is asked to defend two Marines accused of killing a third at Guatanimo Bay, Cuba. He soon finds out that he was given the case so it would never go to court and he reluctantly fights for the marines innocence at the risk of both their lives and his career. Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Keifer Sutherland and Kevin Pollak offer great support in their roles in the movie but it is the ferocious and intense performance of Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessep, the man ultimately responsible; that is spellbinding. The ending of this movie when Caffe takes on Jessep is one of the best ever endings in cinema.
Reiner is near perfect in his delivery, Cruise makes all the right moves, Moore is more than adequate, the supporting cast superb and Nicholson brilliant in what I pick as my #25 movie of all time.