Men Of Honour (DVD)

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Men Of Honour (DVD)

A heroic life gets a suitably dramatic retelling in George Tillman Jr.'s docudrama MEN OF HONOR. Based on the true story of Carl Brashear, the first A...

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Excellent

ProInspirational, moving, powerful, one of the most a...

ConsHardly anything, aside from some corny dialogue

> > > > > > > > I’ve been in the United States Navy for six years now. I’ve never found myself in a war, however I have taken cruises all over the world. I’ve been to many countries and experienced different cultures and made friends everywhere I’ve went. However, I’ve always encountered racism...

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Promoving in parts, watchable

Conspoor script, poor relationships between the charct...

Cuba Gooding Junior stars as Carl Braschear in this film, based on a true story, about an Afro-American’s attempts to become a Master-Chief (the highest rank for enlisted men) diver in the American navy. After leaving the farm on which he worked, Braschear decides to enter the navy, only...

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“Men of Honour”

published 29/04/2006

ProA very well acted film based on a true story

ConsThe ending is a little cliched

Men of Honour tells the true story of Carl Brashear, the first black navy diver in the elite division used for search and rescue. The film shows the huge battle that he faced and the sacrifices he made to pursue his goal. As the son of Kentucky sharecropper Carl Brashear grows up in an America...

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ProGood plot, great cast and thus performances, thoug...

ConsSlightly cheesy and over sentimental at times poss...

- Story - This film tells the story of Carl Brashear, who was the first African American Navy diver and the chief who helped to give him the chance to rise through the ranks. - More Info., Thoughts & Opinions - This is a historical drama with themes including racism, integration and self...

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Excellent

ProSublime acting and a great plot based on a true st...

ConsMaybe a little OTT but that certainly doesnt spoil...

A film set in the 60's, this one shows the racism abhorrent in the US navy services and follows the story of one man who made it against all the odds. STORYLINE: The plot in this film is highly similar to many others, although as usual its done incredibly well. It's hard not to make a powerful...

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Excellent

ProInspirational story based on a real person

ConsRacial issues are often hard to deal with

Men of honour is a film based on the life of Carl Brashear and his attempt to become the first African-American US Navy diver. At first you may be forgiven for thinking it’s just an everyday story, someone running around an assault course and jumping in and out of water. But this story is far...

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“Tragedies and Triumphs”

published 07/04/2001

ProStrong story line, Brilliant performances and dire...

ConsA little over dramatic at times

This is just another example that the fiercest battles are fought by ordinary men in every day life and not in the battlefields. We call them ordinary because they remain anonymous but in reality these are the real men of honour. Men of honour is a story based on real life events of Carl Brashear...

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Excellent

“A hard man is good to find”

published 21/01/2002

ProExcellent true story, actors, direction

ConsI haden't heard of it

No a good man is hard to find, but not in Men of Honour. I have to say that I really did not want to watch this film. I had searched high and low in my local Blockbuster for something I hadn’t seen, which would be interesting enough to entertain me for the evening. After scouring the...

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“A film of two halves”

published 13/04/2001

ProThe story is great, the acting is brilliant and it...

ConsIt should have ended earlier and the court scene i...

What a wonderfully gripping film that was, i thought to myself as i was about to rise from my seat anticipating the credits! But hang on, there's more; another half an hour more. Just as i thought the film had reached a good climax, (the good guy had won, the bad guys had lost and they all lived...

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Excellent

“Men Of Honour”

published 31/08/2008

ProA great film about getting into diving in Navy ( t...

ConsNone

I was given this DVD as a gift several months ago and before that had never even heard of it. I have been very busy over most of the holidays being away quite so have not had time to watch it until today and at first all I'm going to say is that it is a superb film with a great story and great...

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Excellent

ProEmotional drama, Exhilarating. Fantastic story

ConsNone, in my eyes

this was a film that i heard off when i was looking on the International Movie Database, when i had run a search on Cuba Gooding Jnr, the film was rated fairly highly and as its a completely un bias website, so i thought i'd give it a watch and bought it off E-bay for a couple of quid. Best...

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“Men of Honour”

published 04/07/2006

ProTop notch performances from De Niro and Cuba Goodi...

ConsThe oh so sickly ending

I'm always a little wary of film that are "based on a true story" as it's usually the case the film makers are more than happy to take more than a few liberties to make the film more exciting, more adventurous or more captivating. "Men of Honour" tells the "true" story of Carl Brashear who was...

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Excellent

“men of honour gets my medal”

published 21/03/2004

Profactual, moving, stirring film

Consnone

I first saw this film when it was first released and to be honest I wasn't expecting to enjoy it too much but thought it might be worth a watch as the two main actors are two of my favourites. I was so engrossed with the film I forgot time, Robert Deniro makes you hate him at the begginning of...

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Excellent

“Men of Honour”

published 08/04/2001

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Men Of Honour *Staring Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Cuba Gooding Jr. Whats it all about?: Branshear (Gooding Jr) joins the navy and becomes thier first African-American diver. Billy Sunday (De Niro) is his instructor and helps him overcome a crippling injury that he has. This film is a tale...

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Excellent

“Deep Sea Diver”

published 06/04/2001

ProExcellent story

ConsFew speacial effects

I saw the preview of this movie at the Warner Village cinema Finchley. This touching movie was a true story based on the life of Carl Brashear the navy's first black diver. From the outset of this movie Carl had to overcome great difficulties. His father a farmer had debts to repay on the land...

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A heroic life gets a suitably dramatic retelling in George Tillman Jr.'s docudrama MEN OF HONOR. Based on the true story of Carl Brashear, the first African American to become a United States Navy master diver, the film follows the conventional yet pleasurable against-all-odds narrative. Carl Brashear (played with noble grace by Cuba Gooding Jr.) is the son of a degraded southern sharecropper. Determined to succeed in the vocation he believes he was born for, Brashear enlists in the navy. Once there, however, the determined young man finds his dream inaccessible--thwarted by the antagonistic forces of institutional and personal racism. When, after a long and difficult struggle, he is finally allowed into diving school, he finds himself under the authority of Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro). A former master diver whose injured lung has left him permanently above water, Sunday simultaneously becomes Brashear's most vicious adversary and most loyal supporter, motivating him to succeed. The story that follows is a highly emotional wave of ups and downs--Brashear unbelievably overcomes one barrier only to be met by the next, even larger one. MEN OF HONOR is at times heartbreaking and painful to watch, but the triumphant ending makes for a deeply satisfying payoff.

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