Gung Ho Reviews

January 2, 2018
By the end, it's curiously unformed, almost a blueprint for another movie.
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?
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.
January 1, 2000
A disappointment, a movie in which the Japanese are mostly used for the mechanical requirements of the plot, and the Americans are constructed from durable but boring stereotypes.