Men of Honor Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is one motion picture that only puts half of the pieces together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Has the feel of an after-school special.
| Original Score: 3/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 1, 2000
It deserves a court-martial for taking such a promising premise and grinding it into mediocrity.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
There's nothing in this movie you haven't seen 12 times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Everyone behind the camera goes for the conventional.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
A second-rate melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Robert Cashill
Newsweek
June 18, 2008
This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
The performances, especially De Niro's quiet rage, occasionally lift Men of Honor above its predictability
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 16, 2007
Strangled with formula.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Even if the saccharin level is raised to gargantuan heights, the diving scenes are exciting, right? Wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
It's hard to sit through Men of Honor without being pulled out of the story by the nagging feeling that creative license runs wild and unchecked throughout this blatantly fictionalized screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Swelling syrupy music and lingering shots draw out each and every triumph with numbing overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 30, 2001
...the liberties Hollywood took in dressing it up only serve to undermine its effectiveness.
| Original Score: 5/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000
The drama revolves around a African-American's struggle to fulfil his dreams in a Navy Diving School.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Gooding can't will this well-meaning film into life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
It's hard not to like a movie like Men of Honor, but it's entirely possible.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An earnest but C-plus tribute to an A-grade character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: C+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 23, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Stephen Farber
Movieline
April 16, 2001
Marc Savlov
Anchorage Press
June 11, 2001
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 25, 2001
Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
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March 24, 2002
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