McHale's Navy Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Suitable only for movie-goers who have undergone frontal lobotomies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
How to turn a so-so series into a witless movie. Earns a half-star for Bruce Campbell.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The most idiotic, unfunny script imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Leaky PT-boat of a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
By the end, this soporific comedy makes 105 minutes feel more like a two-year hitch.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 12, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
The problem is that when the jokes are as flat as two-day old Coke, your mind has time to think about all the plot incongruities too.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Tom Arnold is no Ernest Borgnine. A profound statement.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Leonard Klady
Variety
May 15, 2008
A ham-fisted, fitfully amusing lark that quickly runs aground.
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
I'm not even going to get into the dialogue, the plot, the other performances, because as the sage advice goes, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
Dear God, why?
| Original Score: 0/5
Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix
September 5, 2009
All apologies to the handful of Americans who've waited decades for this big-screen update of the '60s sitcom--the result is both awful and awfully irrelevant.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Yet another recycled sitcom turned feature film, and is about as appealing as a failed television pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Sink it! Blub, blub, blub!
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The process of conceiving, producing, and distributing this comedic Superfund site required active, premeditated thought and effort that, in a just world, would be punishable by hard jail time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A lot like its star, Tom Arnold -- big and bombastic, with no substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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