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Rules Of Engagement - 12/7/2011 2:33:08 PM   
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Rules of acting, as shown here. - 12/7/2011 2:33:08 PM   
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When I read the review, I must admit, I was shocked.
This film is, and I don't mean to sound like a demented fanboy, brilliant.
Sam Jackson is fantastic- yes he may be retreading old ground, but that old ground is quality. He may be a little bit shouty, but wouldn't you be? He's on trial for Christ's sake!!!
Jones, on the other hand, nails the cynicism needed to pull of a Vietnam vet. He's done it before-sensationally-and he does it again here.
The plot may lag in the middle, as Friedkin struggles to balance the searing action at the start with the subtle courtroom scenes.
However, the film, in this reviewer's opinion, is up there with A Few Good Men, and any other quality military courtroom drama.

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RE: Rules of acting, as shown here. - 25/7/2011 5:33:06 AM   
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ORIGINAL: filmfanatic123

When I read the review, I must admit, I was shocked.
This film is, and I don't mean to sound like a demented fanboy, brilliant.
Sam Jackson is fantastic- yes he may be retreading old ground, but that old ground is quality. He may be a little bit shouty, but wouldn't you be? He's on trial for Christ's sake!!!
Jones, on the other hand, nails the cynicism needed to pull of a Vietnam vet. He's done it before-sensationally-and he does it again here.
The plot may lag in the middle, as Friedkin struggles to balance the searing action at the start with the subtle courtroom scenes.
However, the film, in this reviewer's opinion, is up there with A Few Good Men, and any other quality military courtroom drama.


Then I think I need to watch it.

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RE: Rules of acting, as shown here. - 15/5/2013 10:25:23 AM   
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A decent movie. Which, naturally, is a lot less than you'd expect from a William Friedkin, Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson team-up. However, despite its cliches and sickeningly patriotic moments, the searing courtroom scenes are where the movie really comes to life - in terms of direction and performances (although Jones is fantastic throughout) - and hence they make Rules Of Engagement a movie worth watching.

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