MovieRob and Ryan of Ten Stars or Less are hosting the Argumentative August Blogathon this month to review the best courtroom dramas. Here’s my first entry, 1984’s A Soldier’s Story.

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Ryan and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.

This next film, A Soldier’s Story (1984) is being reviewed by SG of Rhyme and Reason

Let’s see what SG thought of this movie….

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A Soldier’s Story (1984)

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Sergeant Waters now is dead.

Just how we do not know,

But any could have laid him low

Since grudges marked him as a foe.

Hear what all his men have said,

And judge what truth is there,

But judges very rarely share

Their beliefs on what is fair.

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Rating: PG (ought to be PG-13, due to language)

Directed by Norman Jewison, who previously addressed themes of racism in 1967’s In the Heat of the Night, A Soldier’s Story plays out on and near a Louisiana army base in 1944, one of those based-on-a-play films that broadens its setting without…

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