Mister Roberts Reviews

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October 17, 2019
The locker-room lustiness of the novel and the stage production has been toned down a bit, as you might expect, and one or two comic highlights are weakened by overemphasis, but on the whole this is a vastly enjoyable show.
February 10, 2012
Still an expert mix of sentiment, comedy, patriotism and anarchy.
February 10, 2012
This stodgy film version of the famous Broadway success was one performance too many.
February 10, 2012
Henry Fonda stars, as brilliant as ever.
January 2, 2011
WWII dramedy is a true American classic.
March 26, 2009
James Cagney is simply great as the captain of the ship.
January 31, 2007
Based on the stage hit, Fonda's most popular war movie casts him as the action-driven first officer of the Reluctant, a cargo ship miles away from the battle zone whose route is described by him as "from tedium to apathy" and back again.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The acting is the only reason to watch it.
December 6, 2005
Mister Roberts is a movie dedicated to anyone with a boring dead end job who wants to be a hero and has to decide whether to live honorably anyway.
October 9, 2005
October 4, 2005
The success of the uninspired movie is a testament to star performances from the talented cast rather than to the film's directors.
May 16, 2005
January 14, 2005
November 30, 2004
The setting is a supply ship in the war torn Pacific, but there's little action and the piece soon wears out what little welcome it might have had.
June 4, 2004
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December 5, 2003
May 20, 2003
A strikingly superior entertainment.
March 3, 2003
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