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About the Movie
In this drama, two U.S. Marines who stood side by side on the field of battle are reunited in a court of law. Attorney Hayes Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones) once aspired to a career as an officer, but a serious injury in Vietnam put an end to his military future, leaving him bitter and resentful. Col. Terry L. Childers (Samuel L. Jackson) fought alongside Hodges and once saved his life; when Childers is threatened with a court martial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians during a raid on an American embassy, Hodges is the only lawyer that he can trust, and the case gives Hodges a chance for revenge against the military system that he feels has wronged him. Rules of Engagement also features Kim Delaney, Ben Kingsley, Blair Underwood, and Anne Archer.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 96
- Fresh: 35
- Rotten: 61
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There is little suspense.
Fresh: The two actors are soldiers of hard-headed substance at attention in a field of milder actors at ease.
Rotten: A broad and obvious approach to ambiguous material that's virtually all plot mechanics with little nuance or characterization.
Rotten: It doesn't have the chops or the ambition to wrestle with the questions it raises.
This is a very good movie, the war scenes are graphic but realistic, and the tale of these two men fighting to prove themselves innocent of a violation of the rules of engagement is heartbraking. Samuel l. Jackson had to make a choice during his raid of the us embassy in the middle east, and he realized the rioting civilians were armed, the only other person with a visual of the armed civilians is shot leaving congress thinking he commited a mass massacre. the persecutors however play a little dirty in theyre court prep, this is what makes the politics part interesting, anyways i would totally reccemend this movie to anyone, and it probly shouldnt be R, i saw it when i was 11 and i wasnt that scarred.
Jones and Jackson
One of the best movies I have seen recently. Jones and Jackson truly complete eachother...no but all kidding aside this is a must see for anyone lookin for a movie
one of the best movies
this is one of the best movies i ever saw and i think lots of people should see it.