Men of Honor


Action / Biography / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten42%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright81%
IMDb Rating7.210117107

u.s. navydiving

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Robert De Niro as Master Chief Billy Sunday
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Charlize Theron as Gwen Sunday
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497.64 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
P/S 2 / 5
1.95 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
P/S 3 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chrisbrown64537 / 10

Much like the spirit of films like The Hurricane and Glory, Men of Honor grips us and makes us really feel for a man struggling to make his dream come true.

Men of Honor stars Cuba Gooding Jr., as real life Navy Diver Carl Brashear who defied a man's Navy to become the first African American Navy Diver. Sometimes by his side and sometimes his adversary there was one man who Carl Brashear really admired. His name was Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert DeNiro). Sunday in a lot of ways pushed, aggravated and helped Carl become the man he wanted to be.

I loved Cuba in this film. His portrayal here is as liberating and as powerful as Denzel Washington was in The Hurricane. Through every scene we can see his passion, motivation and stubbornness to achieve his dream. We can see the struggle within in him as he embarks to make his father proud. I also loved how the director created and brought forth a lot of tension in some of the key diving scenes. Brashear's encounter with a submarine during a salvage mission is heart-stopping and brilliant.

The only fault I could see would have to lie in the supporting cast. Cuba and DeNiro's characters are very intricate and exciting to watch. Which does make you a little sad when they have to butt heads with such two-dimensional supporting characters. The evil Lt. Cmdr. Hanks, Sunday's wife (Charlize Theron),the eccentric diving school colonel (Hal Holbrook) and Cuba's love interest are the characters I found to not have very much depth. What could have made these characters more substantial and more effective was a little more time to develop them. Why was that colonel always in his tower? How come Sunday's wife was so bitter and always drunk?

Another curious question has to be this. What happened to Carl Brashear's wedding? I mean if this film is chronicling this man's life wouldn't his wedding be an important event? Maybe it's just me. Men of Honor, however, is a perfect example of the triumph and faith that the human spirit envelops. This film will inspire and make you feel for this man's struggle. Which I do believe was the reason this powerful story was told. My hat goes off to you Carl Brashear. I really admire your strength.

Reviewed by MartinHafer8 / 10

Inspiring...and generally true.

"Men of Honor" is a movie inspired by the navy career of Carl Brashear. What 'inspired by' means is that the story is mostly true but in Hollywood tradition, certain story elements were made up or embellished. The character played by Robert De Niro, for example, was not a single person but an amalgum of two...and Brashear's multiple marriages aren't discussed. However, compared to many Hollywood biopics, it's pretty close to the true story of the man...and an inspiring story it is.

Carl Brashear was a black man who became the first to become a certified navy diver. the racism and hatred he experienced along the way is highlighted in the movie. Then, due to his determination, he became quite the hero and was involved in finding a lost atomic weapon (yes, this actually DID happen). However, in an accident, he lost his leg and the final portion of the picture is his fighting to be reinstated to his old position instead of being medically discharged. All in all, an amazing story and one well worth seeing. It's made better by excellent direction, acting, music and realistic sets. Well worth your time.

Reviewed by bkoganbing9 / 10

Some Lead By Example

I'm certainly glad that a film was made about Carl Brashear's amazing life story. Coming as it did during the Civil Rights era, Brashear became an inspiration for people of all minority groups not willing to settle for a status expected.

Brashear as played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. leads by example in the conduct of the life he has chosen. Very similar to Jackie Robinson who integrated baseball and made it stick by his character and conduct. As Brashear, Gooding knows that he does not want the sharecropper life that his father Carl Lumbly has and Lumbly makes it real clear to get more out of life than he's gotten.

But while Harry Truman integrated the Armed Services after World War II, the Navy still has its restrictions. A black man can only be a cook or an officer's valet, the real fighting parts are denied him. That's not good enough for Gooding who applies to become a Navy deep sea diver.

Once at the diving school at Bayonne, New Jersey, Gooding gets it all thrown at him, mostly by the Master Chief Petty Officer in charge, Robert DeNiro. DeNiro may have some leftover prejudices, but he's nevertheless a hero and one who can inspire if one can get passed racial divide.

The best thing about Men Of Honor is the chemistry between DeNiro and Gooding. They certainly come from different places, but as they get to know each other, both turn out to be Men Of Honor.

Other good performances to note are Charlize Theron as DeNiro's wife and Hal Holbrook as the head of the diving school, a guy the Navy just wish would retire for reasons you'll see.

Men Of Honor is an inspiring story about people with courage to spare and the ability to change.

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