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Plot: An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country. Runtime: 128 mins Release Date: 07 Apr 2000
I'm usually not one for political/court-room movies, but this one is done quite well in my opinion. The opening sequence in the film is superb and really pulls you into the story. I thought the film had a very interesting story line.I'm not a huge fan of William Friedkin, the only other movie of his that I've seen is "The Exorcist", but I thought this film was directed quite nicely. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes open for his future work.The cast in this film is quite good. Tommy Lee Jones plays the usual likeable character. Samuel L. Jackson pulls off a very <more>
nice performance, some of the dialogue of his is very powerful and intense. Guy Pearce does a good job with his role. Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer, Blair Underwood, Philip Baker Hall, Nicky Katt and Ryan Hurst also pull off good performances.If you like films like "A Few Good Men" or just political/court-room/war films, then I would hope that you'd enjoy this film. Thanks for reading,-Chris
After serving a career in the Military, I definitely relate to every soldier in the story. I consider this a very honest portrayal, especially civilians misunderstanding the reality of 'Rules of Engagement'. These previous reviewers have no concept of the reality of combat:A Flag is more important than Marine's life ? This person should read about Francis Scott Key, Ft McHenry and those who died to keep the flag standing http://www.historybuff.com/newsletter/july08.htmlThe ending was absurd! "The Corps, the Corps, the Corps" - not understood by civilians.Propaganda at <more>
Simply put, a great film! I don't know about you, but I have been sick of seeing left wing messagy movies and left wing actors like Michael Fat Slob Moore spouting off garbage and everyone eating it up. For all those who aren't blinded by this trash, see this movie. Excellent acting, screenplay, and directing. Watch this film while you eat a steak and then throw on Sands of Iwo Jima for the hell of it.
" There is an unwritten rule in the military, you do not leave an injured soldier behind " (by thinker1691)
Soldiers have been fighting since time immemorial. Equally long has been their history of military conduct in the field. Among the stories of men in combat is, at some point the established proper rules of behavior. As a result, a nation's flag becomes a symbol of the soldier's code of conduct. Too many men have paid the price to disgrace it in our modern era. Among the various branches of service, the U.S. Marine Corps, has created a plethora of heroic memories which exemplify their valiant attributes. Their courage have bequeathed to their country a magnificence unparalleled among <more>
the nations. That is the stage for this movie called " Rules of Engagement. " A decorated Marine Col. Hayes Hodges Tommy Lee Jones has retired after an illustrious career and now seeks peace and quiet for his retiring years. Unfortunately, a fellow Marine, one Col. Terry Childers Samuel L. Jackson has been ordered to rescue an American Ambassador Ben Kingsley from a besieged embassy in Yemen which is under hostile and armed mob attack. When his men come under direct fire from snipers and an armed crowd, some his men are killed. Without hesitation Childres orders return fire and eighty civilians are killed. When he returns to the U.S. Childers is arrested on charges of murder. Now Maj. Mark Biggs Guy Pearce is ordered by the National Security Adviser Bruce Greenwood to make an example of what he called a maniacal murdering marine with a hair trigger. If convicted, Childers faces a harsh 15 years in prison or execution. The courtroom drama is superior as is the gathered cast. An excellent film which gives due credit to our Servicemen and establishes the foundation of a military Classic. ****
You will not find another reviewer who realizes Sen Webb's book, on which the movie is based, uses a different, but similar incident that actually did occur. He denies it, now, but there are early interviews which argue strongly for this point of view. Like so much which occurred in the Clinton administration, papers have disappeared and evidence is now missing. But to say that such things have not or do not occur, is to deny the evidence of Vietnam, Campuchia Red Cambodia , and North Korea. Women, children, men dressed as women, do fire on troops and do kill people. Cynical foes of <more>
American freedom do count on the soft-heartedness of the people who let others fight for them to do their defaming for them.With that said, the plot is not only believable, but portrayed accurately as we have seen over and over again from the savagery of sectarian extremists in Iraq. Friedkin was prescient.The battle scenes are every bit as accurate as those of BLACKHAWK DOWN. The courtroom scenes are riveting. Every step of the way, the audience is led to a conclusion that to be an honorable Marine is to be a hopeless puppet of the government.Even the ending which we will not give away forces you to understand the precariousness of the position of people under those with great power. This helplessness, I believe, is what gave most reviewers the uncomfortableness which directed their critiques. Yet it is the very theme of the movie: On an anagogical level, the highest level of allegory, it shouts Acton's Axiom of power and absolute power and the corruption it demands. And no matter which party is in power, the forces of that power make puppets of honor.The movie has its flaws - the script leaves little for the presiding judge, who is a defacto voice of power, to say, although the editing makes up for it, keeping the courtroom scene ablaze with action.The catharsis which wrings from the "uncomfortableness" of the film is paramount to its understanding. We feel better, knowing that rough justice has been served.
Rules of Engagement, directed by the great William Friedkin, is a great good, tense thriller. This movie happens to have two film genres working for it. The first half of the film is a war film and the second half is a tense courtroom drama which is very well-made despite many clichés we usually see in courtroom films. Also, this film has two very hard-working actors going for it: Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.This film is about a former Vietnam soldier who is asked to evacuate an American ambassador from Yemen but while he is doing that, all hell breaks loose. This soldier when he <more>
gets back home, recruits his friend whose life he saved in Vietnam to be his lawyer, so he can prove his innocence showing that he did not shoot into a crowd of unarmed civilians.Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson are two of the most respected actors in the business today. They do very well in this film and with their abilities, they seemed liked they coasted through this film. They have very good chemistry working together. I also liked Guy Pearce as the prosecutor because he is also a well-respected actor. I wanted to see more of Ben Kingsley and Anne Archer because they were the plot holes of the film. There was one scene involving Jones and Archer where Jones ask her to be a witness, but nothing comes from that. That is the only problem I had with this movie.Overall, this is quite a tense film especially the latter part of it. This movie has many clichés but if they are filmed well, then they usually work. The early war scenes in both Vietnam and Yemen are action-packed. This is a film that relates to government corruption and the military style of today's world. I rate this film 9/10.
A good ride, good actors, some flaws. (by moviecat-6)
Last week, as I considered ordering this DVD, I checked the IMDB rating and saw a "fair" 6.5. Since I like Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson, I placed the order. Like most roller coasters, I found it to be a good ride and Jones and Jackson did very credible jobs. The flaws in the movie have been correctly pointed out by numerous other reviewers. I was somewhat surprised that some of the most critical reviews were by US viewers. I fully understand how non-US citizens would be irritated by the stereotypes. I found it to be a very exciting movie from my particular perspective US <more>
citizen, military family, male over 45 . The scenes of combat when the marines are ordered to the US embassy in Yemen to safeguard our state department personnel were VERY well done, even to the point of gripping. The court scenes and conflicts of evidence or lack of evidence were interesting to me and I also understood, but did not agree with, the aims of the State Department. I don't think some of the reviewers are aware of what a person might do in such an extremely stressful situation as that of Colonel Childers Jackson . It was fascinating to me to see what he did do and how he and others looked back on it. I would have given Rules of Engagement a 9 or 10, but for the flaws. It's a good movie though and well worth renting. It's an 8.
A Bit Contrived, But Very Entertaining (by ccthemovieman-1)
This story gets the viewer involved with it right away never lets up, with good performances all around, although Tommy Lee Jones stands out a bit above the rest. There are some outstanding action scenes in the first 30 minutes and if you have a 5.1surround system, it gets quite a workout. After that, the story settles down into a court battle. Its politics are typical Hollywood: the government is corrupt with the main villain the National Security Adviser who burns a video tape that would clear a U.S. Marine colonel from being framed for murder. That colonel also is a black man which makes <more>
the story even more politically correct. Samuel J. Jackson plays that role, a Col. "Terrry Childers." Jones plays his attorney, "Col. Hayes Hodges." The two veteran actors play off each other very well.It gets even more dramatic when two other witnesses lie and make justice look almost impossible to attain in the case. But, dramatics aside, it's a good story and certainly an entertaining one. Once again, William Friedkin has directed a good movie.
A true testament of American Politics. (by outlaw-23)
As I watched this movie, my emotions were stirred so much I found myself clinching my fist and jutting my jaw. I wore the uniform of an American Serviceman for many years and saw many of the same injustices brought down on my comrades. It made me remember why I separated from military service. Some lines from a Sean Connery film comes to mind - "It's like the rich fellow who has a big dog to guard his house. But, when he has guest, he locks up the dog because it's an embarrassment. Then, after the guest are gone he lets the dog loose again. When a movie brings out this much <more>