Gung Ho Reviews

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January 2, 2018
By the end, it's curiously unformed, almost a blueprint for another movie.
June 28, 2011
Keaton is lovable, as usual, but he comes across as a dumb jerk. This was an obvious attempt at 1930s-type social comedy. Social it may have been; comedic it wasn't.
June 28, 2011
Its tone swings violently from pratfall to preachment, from an indictment of featherbed laziness to an extended beer-commercial celebration of the mythical American worker.
March 26, 2009
Drawn from real life, the conflict between cultures is good for both a laugh and a sober thought along the way.
June 24, 2006
The hero, though funny, is ultimately unsympathetic, securing through his cosy pacts nobody's position but his own, while the upbeat ending justifies strike-breaking. With comrades like this, who needs class enemies?
June 25, 2005
June 6, 2005
May 15, 2005
May 6, 2005
August 26, 2004
Delivers plenty of laughs and cross-cultural insights in this drama about the contrast between American and Japanese attitudes toward work.
January 23, 2004
August 16, 2003
May 25, 2003
Howard appears to have learnt surprisingly little about comic timing during his long tenure on Happy Days, leaving his star with little to do but force an inane grin and hope for the best.
May 20, 2003
It's more cheerful than funny, and so insistently ungrudging about Americans and Japanese alike that its satire cuts like a wet sponge.
March 11, 2003
January 21, 2003
The stereotypes are too broad for comfort, despite some funny moments.
December 29, 2002
The sort of movie that makes you understand why you don't much see Keaton anymore.
August 11, 2002
Ron Howard has as much business lamenting the death of the Rust Belt as Russ Meyer adapting Shakespeare -- and it shows.
July 26, 2002
Check it out again and tell me if it still stands up. Keaton's performance aside, there's not much worth seeing.
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