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A Soldier's Story

drama


Murder and racism on a black military base in the South, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Denzel Washington and Howard E. Rollins, Jr.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    89%
  • Audience Score
    82%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    89%
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  • Audience

    82%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Saturday, June 2, 2007

Fresh: A powerful and arresting drama.

- Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Courtroom drama, written by Charles Fuller from his Pulitzer Prize-winning, "A Soldier's Play", was nominated for Best Picture. Great ensemble cast features early supporting performances from Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier, and Robert Townsend.

- hobster1, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

4 stars

Forgotten Oscar Nominated classic.

- YLOWBSTARDreturns, Saturday, March 3, 2007

4 stars

Outstanding film. A great film about segregation in the military. The story is great with Adolph Casear playing as Sergeant Waters who is a hard-headed African American Sergeant Waters that was found mudered. Captain Davenport played by Howard Rollins investigates the murder. Davenport learns that Sergeant Waters was not well liked and anyone could be a suspect. Adolph Casear had an amazing oscar-worthy performance. Denzel career basically starts here with his one of his best performances. Norman Jewison's direction was great as always.

- phbasketball6, Wednesday, August 5, 2009