• R, 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    George Tillman Jr.
    In Theaters:
    Nov 10, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 10, 2001
  • 20th Century Fox

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Men of Honor Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

inspirational message plays well to mainstream audiences

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C

June 24, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stirring story--may be appropriate for some teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 26, 2010
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Brashear is all sheer determination and nothing else, displaying none of the vulnerability that would make him into a believable human being.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 17, 2010
Robert Cashill
Newsweek
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This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters.

Full Review Source: Newsweek | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2008
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Strangled with formula.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C-

September 16, 2007
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

The decision to shift some of the attention to De Niro's character...dilutes the power of Brashear's fascinating life story.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 2, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-made throwback to the days of old, when telling a story was what mattered; not special effects or flashy editing.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 1, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

An unfortunately sappy telling of a truly amazing story.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The performances, especially De Niro's quiet rage, occasionally lift Men of Honor above its predictability

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a pair of potentially fascinating characters at its core, two wonderful actors in the lead roles and a boatload of good intentions. So why does this telling of the life of Carl Brashear seem enervated rather than invigorating?

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 15, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

There's nothing in this movie you haven't seen 12 times before.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/10

October 10, 2001
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It holds few surprises, but it's just the ticket if you're in the mood for two hours of proudly traditional entertainment.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

April 20, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the liberties Hollywood took in dressing it up only serve to undermine its effectiveness.

| Original Score: 5/10

March 30, 2001
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Bypasses the ambition and integrity found in a similar-themed but markedly better film like Norman Jewison's The Hurricane.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: D

March 23, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

engrossing enough to qualify as solid entertainment with a meaningful message

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

February 27, 2001
Dave Kehr
Citysearch

Packed with clichés.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

January 1, 2000
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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With every dramatic scene and turn of phrase molded by a formulaic, Screenwriting 101 mentality, it's pure Hollywood pap.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

So full of schmaltz that it leaves viewers in constant jeopardy of gagging.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Generic and poky, redeemed only somewhat by the two leads and the periodic effective segments.

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Tim Bennett
CheckOut.com

The story is inspiring. But Men of Honor just isn't inspired.

| Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
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