Officer and a Gentleman
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So-so coming-of-age military flick; not for kids.
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Rotten: Taylor Hackford's 1982 film is an awesomely, stiflingly professional piece of work, with a fleet, superficial visual style, perfectly placed climaxes, and a screenplay that doesn't waste a single character or situation.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Fresh: Blue-collar fairy tale for adults: Richard Gere is the frog-prince and Debra Winger is Cinderella in this extremely old-fashioned yet utterly enjoyable movie, whose few modernist touches are a black sergeant, rougher lingo, and more vivid sexuality.
- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: Macho, materialistic, and pro-militarist, it's an objectionable little number made all the more insidious by the way Hackford pulls the strings and turns it into a heart-chilling weepie.
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Thursday, January 26, 2006
An Officer and a Gentleman is probably most famous for its ending scene with the song 'Up Where We Belong' playing and Richard Gere in his immaculate white suit. It's probably the best bit. It's somewhere between Full Metal Jacket and Heartbreak Ridge but with a romantic storyline. It's much cheesier than I thought it would be but as long as you ignore David Keith's horrible performance you will enjoy, Louis Gossett Jr's performance should more than make up for it.
- SirPant, Monday, April 16, 2012
Way better than I had imagined and one of the best romantic dramas I've ever had the pleasure to see. It would'nt even have been half as great though, if it wasn't for the stellar performance by Richard Gere (along with the wonderful chemistry he has with Debra Winger). Sparks seem to be flying whenever they're together on screen. And although I knew beforehand how things would end, it's still a very interesting journey with some unpredictable sub-plots. A breath of fresh air when compared to modern-day "chick flicks", which too often are riddled with clichs and stereotypes. There are some scenes where it gets a little slow, which made it somewhat hard to rate. But with a third act so powerful and genuinely moving, I do think it's entitled itself to fours stars on the uniform. An uplifting, gripping and beautifully scored motion picture, with an ending so memorable that it'll stay with you forever.
- CloudStrife84, Monday, June 20, 2011
This guy who came in to my bar said it is his favorite movie and always makes him cry. With honesty like that, how could I not watch this movie?! I thought it was tough and sweet. One of those against-all-odds kind of movies. I enjoyed it, it's a romantic little film.
- theylovealexis, Monday, April 4, 2011