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Biloxi Blues Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2011
Broderick acts with a beautifully wary exuberance, full of a puckish vulnerability and anxious, twisted impishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Empire Magazine
October 26, 2011
The combination of Neil Simon and Mike Nichols has the pair of them back to somewhere near their best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 26, 2011
Perhaps this movie isn't as wise or as profound as Simon wants it to be, but it is certainly a cut above sitcom complacency, and packed with wit and charm.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 26, 2011
An intelligent, tightly constructed film which manages to satirize both the military and the process of growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Playing a character perched precisely on the point between adolescence and manhood, Broderick is enjoyable all the way.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 12, 2008
The acting honors are stolen by Christopher Walken.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Suffice it to say it is suicidally against the grain.
Steve Crum
June 25, 2005
Odd blend of comedy and terrorizing between Broderick and Walken.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 8, 2003
Great performances elevate Simon's amusing and nostalgic tale.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 15, 2003
Charts a Jewish boy's rite of passage into adulthood during 1943 as an Army Recruit.

May 24, 2003
A predictably charming and well-observed character study from Simon.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
With superb performances by Mr. Broderick and Christopher Walken, who plays Mr. Simon's nearly unhinged, very funny variation on the drill sergeant of movie myth, ''Biloxi Blues'' has a fully satisfying lif...[ END HERE ] of its own
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Excellent Performances, but not a shade on 'Brighton Beach Memoirs'
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Broderick's great, Walken's the king, and Neil Simon supplies the words. Plus it's a great little military comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie Mike Nichols has directed from the play is pale, shallow, unconvincing and predictable, and tells us less about the characters than we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Overall Nichols, Simon and especially Broderick find fresh threads in the old fatigues.
Susan Granger
April 10, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
February 6, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
August 9, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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