Heroes are hard to find, so it feels churlish to carp about a film that tells the true story of sailor Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who overcame systemic racism to become the U.S. Navy's first African-American deep-sea diver. On the other hand, it's a
little odd that nobody involved certainly not screenwriter Scott Marshall Smith or director George Tillman Jr. seems to have noticed that it's also the story of a guy who literally cut off a limb to achieve a career goal. No disrespect to the real-life Brashear intended, but
reasonable viewers might see this act as more masochistic and creepy than uplifting. In fact, the film raises all sorts of que...