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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An Officer and a Gentleman is the best movie about love that I've seen in a long time. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    The performances are uniformly strong, with Gere offering some of his best work - though it pales in comparison with Gossett's tour de force as the tough, principled Sgt. Foley. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    From its title on down, An Officer and a Gentleman (at the Plaza) is both a thoroughly rousing crowd-pleaser and a shamelessly manipulative banner-waver, a homage to the never-practiced ethics of a non-existent era. [28 Jul 1982] show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    An Officer and a Gentleman has so many echoes that it never finds its own voice. [29 Jul 1982] show more

  • 90
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    Undeniably, there's an element of corniness to this. But that doesn't keep An Officer and a Gentleman from being a first-rate movie - a beautifully acted, thoroughly involving romance. show more

  • 90

    An Officer and a Gentleman deserves a 21-gun salute, maybe 42. Rarely does a film come along with so many finely-drawn characters to care about. show more

  • 80
    Dave Kehr Chicago Reader

    An awesomely, stiflingly professional piece of work, with a fleet, superficial visual style, perfectly placed climaxes, and a screenplay (by Douglas Day Stewart) that doesn't waste a single character or situation - everything is functional, and nothing but functional. show more

  • 40
    Richard Schickel Time

    The result is a Big Mac of a movie, junk food that somehow reaches the chortling soul. show more

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