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McHale's Navy Reviews

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Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix
September 5, 2009
All apologies to the handful of Americans who've waited decades for this big-screen update of the '60s sitcom--the result is both awful and awfully irrelevant.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
May 15, 2008
A ham-fisted, fitfully amusing lark that quickly runs aground.
May 15, 2008
This shotgun marriage of coarse laughs and low-rent action cliches is, of course, utterly predictable: Cutting-edge comedy isn't lurking under the corpses of old TV shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The most idiotic, unfunny script imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Tom Arnold is no Ernest Borgnine. A profound statement.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
Dear God, why?
| Original Score: 0/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 23, 2002
[Trots] out the same tired cliches -- unorthodox heroes, inept commanding officers, officious little weasels getting trampled by the zany crew -- which haven't been funny since...well, ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
How to turn a so-so series into a witless movie. Earns a half-star for Bruce Campbell.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
By the end, this soporific comedy makes 105 minutes feel more like a two-year hitch.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
This McHale's Navy would never have floated as programming ballast on a bad night of network TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
The problem is that when the jokes are as flat as two-day old Coke, your mind has time to think about all the plot incongruities too.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
A useless movie. Not funny, suspenseful, moving or even offensive enough to want to torpedo. Just devoid of any conceivable value.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Leaky PT-boat of a comedy.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Suitable only for movie-goers who have undergone frontal lobotomies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
An absolutely terrible movie, a comedy devoid of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Sink it! Blub, blub, blub!
| Original Score: 1/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A lot like the B movies of old. No huge stars, no Oscar-caliber anything, but diverting and entertaining.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Yet another recycled sitcom turned feature film, and is about as appealing as a failed television pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
I'm not even going to get into the dialogue, the plot, the other performances, because as the sage advice goes, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The process of conceiving, producing, and distributing this comedic Superfund site required active, premeditated thought and effort that, in a just world, would be punishable by hard jail time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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