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Carl Brashear is a true American hero on several fronts. Men of Honor does him proud.
The possibility of failure is not allowed in this film; as a result, there's no real drama.
De Niro may be the only thing standing between Men Of Honor -- itself a tipoff of a title, for who really wouldn't rather see Men Of Shame? -- and complete stuffed-shirt dullness.
New York Times:
By the time its clunking climax rolls around, the film has built up enough honest good will that you can forgive its tear- jerking pomp.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com),
A gripping, inspirational tale about human nature overcoming its own worse traits again -- barely.
[Gooding's] good performance, as well as the good scenes involving him, fight for breathing room amid the artifice and diversions.
The movie is educational and upstanding, a little overacted and more than a little overdramatized. But it's honorable.
This is one motion picture that only puts half of the pieces together.
[Interracial-buddy flicks] are back, and while they've gotten more sophisticated in some ways, they haven't necessarily gotten any better.
Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. are eminently watchable.