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Annapolis Reviews

November 27, 2006
...basically a military-recruitment commercial.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 31, 2006
Jake [is] forced to swallow his pride and ask girly Brewster to train him. It's a marginally subversive moment in a movie that otherwise falls in line.
January 28, 2006
This isn't as much a movie as it is a recipe for a cinematic casserole in which the ingredients are clichés and rip-offs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2006
Annapolis is less like a movie than a virus -- one that clings so tenaciously to its host genre that it begins to take on the characteristics of a real movie, even though it's just faking.
January 27, 2006
Judging Annapolis by its most appealing attributes (among all the cliches): It's not bad superficially, but neither is it all that it could be.
January 27, 2006
The movie plays out with the same martial drumbeat inevitability of a parade march.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 27, 2006
An alternate title for this atrocious clutter of morality clichés could be A Plebeian and a Gentleman. But that's giving too much credit to just one of the cinematic muses Annapolis desperately wants to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 27, 2006
While Officer is an almost-great movie, Annapolis, watered down and one degree further from inspiration, is merely an almost-good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2006
From the obviously fake shipyard to the repeated violations of what most of us recognize as the 'Code' of the Academy, to the absurd casting of people who couldn't physically hack the Academy's physical requirements, Annapolis fails.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 27, 2006
The film is part boxing saga, part military recruiting ad and 100 percent cliché.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 27, 2006
Pretty much every line in the movie comes from another movie -- 'How bad do you want it?' 'You're not good enough,' etc. And like virtually all Hollywood films about the military, Annapolis is cheerfully phony.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 27, 2006
A record number of movie cliches are strung together for the otherwise forgettable boot-camp drama Annapolis.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 27, 2006
If Annapolis is not the worst movie to date of this still-young year, it is certainly the most hackneyed, as well as the most depressing.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 27, 2006
The stuff is digestible, I suppose, but few would argue that it goes down a treat. In fact, at the risk of insubordination, you could do worse than greet this navy chow with a crisp salute and a snappy, 'Sir, no, sir.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 27, 2006
Competently made but painfully similar to a plethora of films that have come before it, Annapolis is simply too familiar to land any real punches.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2006
Wobbles unsteadily between a military recruitment vehicle and an underdog boxing picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2006
Annapolis leaves you vaguely seasick from unearned adrenaline. The editing works to make the climaxes sharp, but in the end your stomach is too empty to keep it all down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2006
Annapolis is more entertaining than any Navy recruitment ad ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2006
The Village People's In the Navy video was more convincing.
January 26, 2006
Annapolis moves at a decent clip, but it's all cliches ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2006
Annapolis is so gung-ho about the United States Naval Academy's ability to turn boys into fighting men and rebels into scrappy team players that it could easily be confused with a military recruiting film.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 26, 2006
Neither lagging military recruitment nor movie attendance is likely to be helped by Annapolis, a by-the-numbers underdog drama set at the storied U.S. Naval Academy in the Maryland port of the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2006
Annapolis is as predictable as stale bread. You can plot the film's conclusion, oh, at about the midway point. Even the few plot twists can be guessed miles away.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 26, 2006
There's a good movie to be made about a townie who tests his mettle against the local elites. Plenty of films exploiting this time-honored premise tend to push the right audience buttons. But the Annapolis script is less a script than a checklist.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 26, 2006
Actually, the lyrics to In the Navy are more sophisticated than Annapolis, which was assembled by the handy-dandy Disney make-a-movie kit and is loaded with parts borrowed from other films.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2006
The only impressive thing about it is the monotony and thoroughness with which it replicates cliches from older, better movies and hammers them into pop alloy to an up-with-me beat beat beat of its musical score.
January 26, 2006
Annapolis resembles Top Gun and An Officer and a Gentleman only in their infrequent indulgence in cliche, contrivance and crowd-pleasing flourishes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2006
Although crudely effective in a strictly formulaic way, the film manages to strike nary an unfamiliar note.
January 26, 2006
Any resemblance (except qualitatively) to An Officer and A Gentleman is strictly unaccidental.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 26, 2006
Apparently the filmmakers are counting on viewers not remembering An Officer and a Gentleman, which seems fairly unlikely. Then again, the plot is so predictable that no prior knowledge is necessary to figure out where it's going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2006
Much as I enjoyed screenwriter Dave Collard's freshman effort, Out of Time, there's not much to say about his sophomore (and sophomoric) screenplay, which seems to have gleaned its insights from the fortune-cookie factory.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2006
... an exhausted wheeze of bankrupt cliches and cardboard characters, the kind of film that has no visible reason for existing, except that everybody got paid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 26, 2006
Reports suggest that Annapolis was filmed last year, but watching this naval clunker, you'd swear it had been on the shelf since before the Gulf War.
January 26, 2006
... Annapolis is ordinary in every way.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 25, 2006
Compellingly reserved and inscrutable at the start, Franco starts to lose us by the second hour ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+