Rules of Engagement (2000)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller, War


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An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.

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  • Guy Pearce appears as Major Mark Briggs
  • Samuel L. Jackson in Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Blair Underwood appears as Captain Lee
  • Bruce Greenwood appears as William Sokal
  • Ben Kingsley appears as ambassador Mourain
  • Trina McGee at an event for Rules of Engagement (2000)

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15 January 2003 | adogg4629
7
| Insight and Drama
Headed by two unnerving performances, this film takes us on a journey through the gray area that is our military morality today. We live in a society insulated from realistic depictions of war. We get censored CNN and FOX news. We rarely get anything insightful, so it is a pleasure to have HOLLYWOOD offer up one of the most moving anti-military films in the past ten years. While the courtroom drama is by all means standard, the most unique attention is paid to the changing perception of TLJ's character. In his journy to defend, he comes to an all too real understanding of a culture whose leaders have no problem sending our boys to die, yet they themselves are either ignorant of the reality, or to politically motivated to be moved by it. In conclusion, this is an alienating film because it presents an alien culture that lives by its own moral code. That alien culture isn't middle eastern... it is our own military.

One more point; Watching this film post 911 gives it an all too creepy reality.

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