Annapolis Reviews

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November 27, 2006
...basically a military-recruitment commercial.
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 clichs and rip-offs.
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.
January 27, 2006
An alternate title for this atrocious clutter of morality clichs 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.
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.
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.
January 27, 2006
The film is part boxing saga, part military recruiting ad and 100 percent clich.
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.
January 27, 2006
A record number of movie cliches are strung together for the otherwise forgettable boot-camp drama Annapolis.
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.
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.'
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.
January 27, 2006
Wobbles unsteadily between a military recruitment vehicle and an underdog boxing picture.
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.
January 27, 2006
Annapolis is more entertaining than any Navy recruitment ad ought to be.
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 ...
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