• Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor

Release Date: November 10th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2001

R |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an ambitious sharecropper who joins the U.S. Navy to become the world's first black master diver. But as he works through diving training, the bitter and racist Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro) sets out to make Carl's journey as difficult as possible. Despite the entire Navy doubting his potential and sabotaging his training, the determined Carl proves that he can overcome the discrimination around him.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis, Hal Holbrook, David Keith, Michael Rapaport, Powers Boothe

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Keywords: 1940s, Transformation, Inspiring, Rivalry, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    In-depth performances by De Niro and Gooding Jr. provide the oxygen for this extremely shipshape biopic. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It isn't about thrills and explosions, but about tenacity, and most of it takes place within our own imaginations. show more

  • 60
    Larry TerenziMr. Showbiz

    Sunk by its own melodramatic falseness, and it stands as a well-meaning yet lacking tribute to a courageous man. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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