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Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 5
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Ms. Weber (Mr. Farr's wife) anchors the movie with a gritty, honest performance that has the same to-the-bone quality as Melissa Leo's in Frozen River.
Fresh: An impartial look at U.S. military service that movingly commands respect for the personnel while requiring neither support nor assigning blame for the politics behind unpopular war efforts
Rotten: Relentlessly clumsy and predictable, A Marine Story is set in late 2008, just as a new political breeze is blowing. But its abrupt, wishful postscript is still just a fairy tale.
Rotten: A plodding B-movie that exploits "don't ask, don't tell" with cheap psychology and cheaper thrills.
This movie allows us to see the injustices people face in their lives every day whether it is while risking everything to serve their country or just living as a civilian. It also has a good story line, action and romance.
Good story, weak cast
The story makes the movie worth watching but the acting keeps this movie from being outstanding. Parts of the story move too slowly and seem to be included as needless filler.
I liked it!