• R, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ivan Reitman
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1981 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 19, 2001
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Stripes
    2 minutes 38 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Stripes Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Trust me, it was a whole lot funnier when you were ten.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 6, 2002
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Am I the only person alive that realizes this movie blows? Bill Murray is a standout, nonetheless.

| Original Score: 1/5

April 11, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Who called Ivan Reitman "the king of comedy" and what drugs were they taking?

| Original Score: 1/5

August 24, 2003

TIME Magazine
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Stripes will keep potential felons off the streets for two hours. Few people seem to be asking, these days, that movies do more.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 5, 2008
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It's a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Murray's insouciant Sixties clowning survives being parachuted into the Eighties

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 25, 2009
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

One major difference between the slob comedies of yesteryear and the ones of today is that of simple craftsmanship. As in, Stripes has some.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 27, 2005
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Murray at his laugh-a-minute best....if there's a comedy classic, this is it

| Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2005
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 1, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

| Original Score: 4/5

November 22, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

September 6, 2002
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2003
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

The first hour of Stripes is side-splittingly hilarious. Unfortunately, it fizzles a bit once Warren Oates' Sgt. "The Big Toe" Hulka disappears.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2005
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

December 12, 2003
Darrin Keene
Film Threat

| Original Score: 3/5

February 4, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2002
James Hill
BET.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 8, 2002
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002

Variety
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March 26, 2009
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