In the Army Now - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Army Now Reviews

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David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 28, 2014
There's no satire, no farce, no wit -- just dumb utterances and whimsical slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

People Magazine
June 17, 2014
Anyone determined to accentuate the positive (and damn with the faintest of praise) could say this movie isn't quite as stupid as Shore's Son-in-Law. That's the best that can be said.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 30, 2013
Was a much better movie when called "Stripes."
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2013
If Shore's comic genius eludes you or if you find the film something less than a constant laugh riot, you may still be willing to agree that it's amiable enough and not begrudge in the least the likelihood that Shore fans will be pleased.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 2013
Is In the Army Now funny? Yes, Drill Sergeant, Sir! Is it stupid? Yes, sir! Does it kill brain cells? Yes, sirree!
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 22, 2013
If this guy is funny -- and evidently a constituency exists somewhere, probably France -- then his appeal is inscrutable to me and millions of other Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 22, 2013
Being an appealing, shallow goof-off can wear thin, and Shore seems incapable of carrying a movie, even when it's a 90-minute knock-off like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 22, 2013
For this they needed three screenwriters?
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2013
This is Hollywood combat at its most irritatingly banal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2013
The movie's best performance is given by a camel.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
[An] abysmal knockoff of Stripes.
Full Review | Original Score: D-

TV Guide
July 28, 2009
Shore's character -- an immature, SoCal mall rat--may have been tolerable introducing videos on MTV, but 90 straight minutes of his lackadaisical schtick borders on torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 11, 2006
Should be discharged
| Original Score: 2/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 30, 2005
A good reason to go AWOL.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Putting Mr. Shore under the authority of a pretty female drill sergeant (Lynn Whitfield) is, along with that bad haircut, one of this film's only ways of getting laughs.
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
May 2, 2003
Not even as good as Bio-Dome, and I never thought I would ever say that in my life.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 25, 2002
It stars Pauly Shore. 'Nuff said.
| Original Score: 0/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 5, 2002
It stars Pauly Shore...you do the math.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The screenplay, work by five writers, based on a story by three others, seems to have been rewritten often enough that any individuality has been lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Every promising situation -- Shore suffering through basic training, dealing with real battle and so on -- suffers immediate creative fatigue.
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