Men of HonorClosed Captioning
George Tillman Jr.
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This military drama is based on the true story of Carl Brashear, who was the first African-American to serve as a diver in the United States Navy. Brashear (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) was born to a poor farming family in the deep South, and joined the Navy in hopes of bettering himself. When Brashear applies for diving school, he first encounters Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro), a gruff and tyrannical diving instructor who holds absolute sway over his charges. Sunday does little at first to encourage Brashear's ambitions, and the would-be diver discovers racism in the military is an ugly fact of life when his white comrades refuse to share barracks with him. But Brashear's courage and determination make an impression on Sunday, and the two men become allies as Brashear must fight prejudice, military bureaucracy, and even a crippling injury in order to realize his dreams. Originally announced under the title Navy Diver, Men of Honor also features Hal Holbrook, David Keith, Michael Rapaport, Charlize Theron, and Powers Boothe; Bill Cosby served as an executive producer for the project.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 105
- Fresh: 43
- Rotten: 62
- Average Rating: 5.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The movie is educational and upstanding, a little overacted and more than a little overdramatized. But it's honorable.
Rotten: This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters.
Fresh: A gripping, inspirational tale about human nature overcoming its own worse traits again -- barely.
Rotten: With every dramatic scene and turn of phrase molded by a formulaic, Screenwriting 101 mentality, it's pure Hollywood pap.
BMCM(MDV) Carl Brashear - GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
"Master Chief Brashear requests permission to go ashore!" "Permission Granted!" I remember when I met Master Chief Brashear when I was stationed in Great Lakes. His version of a Sailor is much much different than mine, I have been in since 1996, still going strong. May he rest in peace and his memory live forever. TRAIN HARD, FIGHT EASY!!
This is the kind of movie that without knowing it, It pulls you in and you feel as if you are part of it. It's like become an invisable and are right there seeing it in person. You can feel the emotion as if it was happening to your best friend, before you know it you are there cheering him on. This is one movie that you will never regret buying it or renting it.
The actors performances on screen is unforgettable it leaves you breathless and it leaves you thinking about the obstacles you want to overcome in your life. This movie is an excellent example of Great Determination, Courage, Strength, and Pride. Cuba Gooding Jr. did an excellent job portraying the character. I love this Movie. It's one of those movie where you watch it, and it gives you the motivation and will to want to become better.